Religion's got him HOOKED! Indian devotees get pierced for Panguni Uthiram

Thousands of Indian Tamil Hindus devotees flocked to Kalapet on Friday to take part in a religious procession during «Panguni Uthiram.» Dozens of men had their backs being pierced with hooks and then were suspended from a roundabout with a crane. Acts of self-affliction are carried out in the hope of receiving a blessing from the Hindu God Murugan. The celebrations are typically found in... Еще areas of South India. The Panguni Uthiram festival is celebrated in Murugan Temples across India, as well as in Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

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