Blind faith is leading to some bizarre customs being followed in this modern age. One such is the custom where tribesmen walk over women lying flat on the ground. The strange custom is practised at the local religious festivities in Ananthapur. It is said that childless women who are so stamped upon give birth to kids and chronic illnesses are cured instantly. This strange custom is leading many blind followers to Madakasira mandal in Ananthapur district, where Brahmotsavams of Bartharhari Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and Jilledigunta Ananjaneya Swamy are taking place.