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Exorcism at Sonepur

On Kartik Poornima, a day considered to be an auspicious day according to Hindu calendar, people from remote villages of Bihar comes to Sonepur with their family members or friends for exorcism, who they think are possessed by some evil. This lady seemingly under that spell was behaving eccentric.

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Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Sonepur, India
Copyright: © Jhinku Banerjee