Narasapuram MP Raghurama Krishnam Raju also offered prayers on SundayVIJAYAWADA: Thousands of people were in a mad rush for wheat and calotropis leaves on Sunday after an audio clip by an astrologer went viral on social media. A man, who identified himself as Dr Vadlamani Ravi Sundar in the audio clip, said that a rare astrological formation is happening on Sunday starting from 10:45am.
Sundar claimed that six out of the nine planets will be in their own zodiacal houses which is a rare occurrence that has never happened in the last 250 years and will not happen in the next 250 years either. He said good fortune would knock at the door if an earthen diya is lit up after the zodiacal formation begins. He suggested that wheat along with the diya should be placed on calotropis leaf. “If one prays to god between 10:45 and 11:45 by lighting the diya as suggested, the astronomical formation will shower good fortunes,” he said.
Many people were seen buying wheat on Sunday morning and in search of calotropis plants which grows as a weed. As wheat is not commonly available in general stores, many were seen enquiring for the places where they can purchase it. Even shopkeepers were taken by surprise with many people asking for wheat on Sunday morning.
M Sambasiva Rao who runs a super market said that he had never seen such demand for wheat. “Had I known before, I would have kept enough stock. I also come across the audio clip but did not anticipate the demand that it can create” he said. Those who were having wheat stocks saw bumper earnings. B Ragavaiah, a flour mill owner at Poranki sold 200 gm of wheat for Rs 20.