Believers have been flocking to a small shrine in Leicester, England to pray to what they say is the reincarnation of the Hindu god, Ganesh. And in this life, the deity has taken the form of an eggplant.
Praful Visram, a 61-year-old man who runs 4 Seasons Catering in Leicester, says the slice in his eggplant looks like the multi-armed deity. Let me just go ahead and point out the giant multi-armed elephant in the room and say what you’re all thinking — it looks like a vagina.
After showing the holy/naughty eggplant to his wife, they agreed: The eggplant should be kept in a place of reverence. Which happens to be a makeshift temple in the break room.
Visram claims that the eggplant has put everyone in a good mood, adding that it’s been “spreading good feeling throughout the community.”
Normally the whole God-in-food angle is more of a Jesus in Alabama or Florida kind of thing. If you’re keeping score, Jesus has recently made an appearance in a gold fish cracker, a dog’s anus and bleach splotch on a t-shirt. Ganesh had better start flexing his multi-arm muscles if he ever hopes to catch up with the Big J.
Eventually the eggplant will get moldy and decompose, and when it does Visram vows to give it a full Hindu funeral. Too bad, I’m sure he could easily get couple hundred selling it on eBay.