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Annual Fish Prasadam in Hyderabad: Thousands Swallow Live Fish to Cure Asthma
Every year lakhs of people suffering from asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory illness visit Hyderabad with a hope of a miraculous cure. The Telangana government has made elaborate arrangements for the ‘Fish Prasadam’ exhibition held in Hyderabad. A herbal yellow paste is prepared with a secret formula and stuffed inside a live Murrel fish which is 2 to 3 inches long and slipped into the throat of the patient. The Baithini Goud family, who have been administering the fish medicine since 1845, say the cure is scientific.