Valentine’s Day, the season of love, is an opportunity for singles to mingle. The festival is celebrated by all couples, and some singles pray hard to become double by the day end.
Students of Hindu College however pray hard to a selected Bollywood actor and actress so that they can lose their virginity within 6 months. Yes, you heard that right.
A ritual called Damadami Mai is practiced every year by virgin men and women, and a fresher (obviously a virgin) becomes a pandit. The students believe that everyone who part takes in the pooja finds a partner within the next 6 months.
The Bollywood actress worshipped last year was Disha Patani but Jacqueline Fernandez has been chosen as Damdami Mata for this year’s virgin tree pooja at DU’s Hindu College. For the girls however, Ranveer Singh turned a “love guru” for the day. The event is held every year at the college on Valentine’s Day and involves hanging of condoms on the ‘virgin tree’ in hopes of falling in love in 6 months and losing virginity within a year.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Lalit Kumar, president of the Hindu College hostel, confirmed, “We mostly only choose a Damdami Mata every year, but this year we will also have a new introduction, a Love Guru – the male counterpart of the Damdami Mai. While the Damdami Mai is decided by the boys hostel, the Love Guru was chosen this year by the girls hostel. Jacqueline Fernandez and Ranveer Singh were chosen because they are the hottest and the most in-demand stars right now. Something that makes them worthy of the status of Damdami Mai and Love Guru.” As per tradition, Mr. Fresher of this year will be the priest at the pooja.
Of all the things you should do to lose virginity, worshiping a tree should be the last thing.