To start with, am Triya and am from Mauritius. I am from a Hindu family, so there are lots of rituals to be performed when there is a wedding. This incident happened during my cousin's marriage, when I was only 8 years old.
Normally, a Hindu marriage lasts for 4 days in Mauritius. On the 4th day, the groom's mother and some women in the family have to go to pray in a holy place, like a temple. So, for my cousin's marriage also my aunt and some other women went to that holy place. When they reached there, my sister-in-law noticed that something was wrong. The place was a mess. There was blood on the floor, where offerings were to be, there was lemon,coconut, pins, red powder and a hen without its head. It is believed that these things are used while performing black magic!
As my sister-in-law was very carefree about these things at that time, she took a stick and clear the place, so that my aunt could place the offerings there. Everything went well after that day until a week.
As I was still a kid I couldn't understand what was going on. I remember my mother told me that we have to go at my sister-in-law's place, as she was very sick, and that I have to be very disciplined as the doctor was very strict. When we went there I could see my 2 aunts and uncles sitting around the dining table, my father and mother joined them and they told me to go in the bedroom where my cousins were. But I was too scared so I stayed with my mother sitting on her lap, I witnessed everything.
In front of the table there was the "doctor" (who I later found out was a sorcerer). So the sorcerer was sitting on the floor encircled by candles, lemons,etc. He chanted some prayers and told my aunt to bring my sister-in-law. To my horror, when my sister-in-law came, I was terrified at her sight. She was frightening to look at, her hair were all over her face, her eyes were red and her lips were curved into a wicked smile. But as soon as she noticed the sorcerer she started to manifest, that is, she started talking in a manly voice and acting violently.
The sorcerer said something to her and she started "dancing" and moving her head as if her was possessed. As a child, I was terrified to look at the scene, so I closed my eyes and held my mom tightly. I kept on hearing the chants until I fell asleep.
The next day when I woke up, I tried to ask my mother what happened but she told me to forget what happened. After that day when I met my sister-in-law she was perfectly well.
But I do want to know what exactly happened! Why did she behaved like that?