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It’s the Great Shiva, Charlie Brown

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In March, a vegetable wholesaler in India’s Jharkland state decided a pumpkin he bought was so enormous (about 190 pounds), it must be a reincarnation of the god Shiva — and he began worshipping it. A priest advised him to continue his fealty until the next Sunday, a holiday; after that, he should carve it into pieces for devotees.

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