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This is the bizarre moment villagers surround a dead corpse as part of a “wake the dead” ritual.

Footage shows locals trying to bring recently deceased man Rabi Nahak back to life by pounding on his chest.

As they do so, a crowd calls out to God while others bang utensils and ring bells.

The clip then shows Rabi being covered by what looks like a flag covered in flowers.

A man then approaches and pours a jug of water over the flowers and directly onto his face.

During the video, the villagers are seen stretching out the corpse before pouring more water over him.



The villagers trying to revive the dead man

They also sweep a large object covered in black fabric over the body several times.

The baffling scenes took place in the village of Odisha in Eastern India.

Mr Nahak, from the nearby Singarpur village, had recently fallen ill and was pronounced dead after being rushed to hospital.

But instead of taking him to a crematorium, his relatives decided to try to revive him as part of the ritual.

Despite several attempts, the villagers were unsuccessful in their efforts to revive the man.



They also poured water on him in the bizarre ritual
They also poured water on him in the bizarre ritual

While Mr Nahak was unsurprisingly not brought back from the dead, other people have recently shared their astonishing stories of near death experiences.

A woman who was clinically dead for 37 seconds recently claimed she “saw her body from above”.

Stephanie Arnold, who said she experienced premonitions in the lead-up to her momentary death, also claimed she “saw spirits everywhere” including her deceased relatives.

And one expert recently attempted to answer the age-old question of what happens when you die by suggesting people do have an “out-of-body” experience.

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