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[Secunderabad, India; July 13. Image via Getty]

Swarnaltha, an Indian woman who undertook a vow of chastity and devoted her life to the Hindu goddess Mahankali, answers questions while allegedly in a state of trance as she offers prayers at Mahankali temple in Secunderabad on July 13, 2009. Swarnalatha Rangam is a ritual where it is believed that the goddess Mahankali enters the body of an unmarried woman and predicts the future. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)