People have seen and heard a lot about Egyptian Mummy, where the human body has been preserved with proper use of chemicals. In India you can also see that in Indian Museum. But here, the case is slightly different. How will it be if you witness a Mummy whose origin is in India and it had been mummified in a complete natural way without using any chemicals. It’s the Gue Mummy.
It is believed that Sangha Tenzin, a Buddhist sacrificed his life and mummified himself to free his village from plague. The mummy is around 600 years old and probably the only mummy in India, mummified in a natural way. For natural mummification a unique diet is required which adds fat to a human body. They also dry their body by burning candles beside their body. After that they keep the body in basement. A dry and cold weather is needed and Spiti’s weather has thus became ideal to preserve the Gue Mummy.