A moment of ritual performed during the Charak Puja festival where the devotee is tied with hook on their back and sways hanging from a bamboo pole. The ground on which they fall is embedded with glass, thorns, knives & other devious weapons.The blessing of the god keeps him safe from all the possible harms.The festival not only reflects the blind faith but also the eagerness to accept penance on the road to achieve salvation. Captured this during the Charak Festival in a village in North India.
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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Between Heaven and Earth
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