14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

It is a ritual of Hindu people . The name of this ritual is Gajan. It takes place on the last day of the bengali moon calender. Here we see devotee try to get blessing of god by hurt them selves . They penetrate a 6 ft iron rod of 4 mm diameterthrough their toung,and dance.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: ARAMBAG, India
Camera: Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Copyright: © ANNADA MALLIK