A video of a priest conducting an alcohol breath analyser test on students of a college in Kottayam, before they enter the institute's premises, has gone viral on social media.

The video was shot at the St Joseph's Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology in Pala near Kottayam. It shows a priest, who is part of the college management, asking the male students to blow into a breathalyzer to see if they are drunk as its Onam season.

As one student tries to skip the test, the priest can be heard being a little harsh on him and making him blow into the device. 

Needless to say, the gig inspired a lot of laughs. One of the comments on an Instagram post of the video said the level of alcohol in the priest’s blood should be checked first.

Onam is a time when alcohol consumption in the state peaks. Liquor sales during this year's Onam season touched a record high of Rs 440.6 crore, up from Rs 411.14 crore during the previous year.