By James Tweedie For Mailonline
Published: 16:51 BST, 16 July 2019 | Updated: 16:57 BST, 16 July 2019
A man in India who hasn't cut or washed his hair in 40 years now sports a six-foot-long dreadlock - and calls it a 'blessing from God.'
Sakal Dev Tuddu, 63, from the Munger district of eastern Bihar state, wears his six-foot-long mat of hair on top of his head like a turban.
He says that one night, some 40 years ago, his hair spontaneously wove itself into a 'jatta' or dreadlock, which he took as a divine blessing.
Sakal Dev Tuddu, 63, from India's Bihar state, wears his six-foot-long mat of hair on top of his head like a turban wrapped in a white cloth
He also says God visited him in a dream and told him not to cut his hair - an instruction he has obeyed ever since.
He also gave up drinking and smoking out of devotion to his deity.
Sadhus, Hindu holy men, also foreswear grooming their hair and sport long