Not a blink while sun gazing for the longest time
It is not easy to look at the sun even for a moment. In such a situation, what would you say if a person claims to be gazing at the Sun with his naked eyes and without blinking for a long time? Also, after doing this, if that person’s eyesight remains unfazed, then definitely it would be a great surprise. Mahendra Singh Verma from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, a septuagenarian, has proved it true. At the age of 70 years, 7 months and 26 days, he made a national record of continuously looking at the Sun for one hour and 26 minutes without blinking. He is the first Indian to do so and rightfully got entitled for creating a record in the India Book of Records. He performed this unbelievable activity on March 27, 2022, when the day temperature was at 39 degrees.
During this record-breaking demonstration of looking at the Sun with naked eyes, Mathura-based ophthalmologist Dr. Pratibha Bansal and General Physician Dr. Manish Bansal were present at the venue. Both the doctors thoroughly examined Mr. Verma’s eyes before and immediately after the activity. No difference was found in his eyesight or general health even after staring at the bright Sun continuously. Three cameras were also placed there to closely monitor his eyelids.
Mr. Verma is a retired government official. His last posting was as the Deputy Sales Tax Commissioner. He was born on August 1, 1951 in Aligarh. He took initiation from one of his gurus 25 years ago, who was an expert in Sun worship. To become an expert in Sun gazing without blinking, he started practicing with a lamp. He says that by looking at the lamp or the Sun, the eyesight improves and the person lives longer. At the same time, his face starts glowing. After years of worshiping the Sun, now he is addicted to it and does not get peace without looking at the Sun. “This is the toughest meditation practice,” he told the people present on the occasion.
Mr Verma said that the retina of the eye is connected to an endocrine gland called the Pineal gland. This gland controls the sleeping and waking time. For this reason, it is also called a biological clock. The gland secretes a hormone called melatonin. The Pineal gland draws blood a hundred times more than its own weight. It is through the activation of the Pineal gland that he gets the power to look at the sun continuously. Actually, this gland is activated by the sunlight. In ancient Indian texts it is called Agya Chakra.
He spends most of the time in the sun gazing and worshipping. In his free time, he also treats some incurable diseases with herbal and ayurvedic methods. It is forbidden to promote his healing abilities in the cult he follows. That’s why if someone reaches out to him himself, he definitely helps and does not charge any fee. India Book of Records congratulates the record holder hearteously.