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Procession in Gingee, India.

These guys are hanging on hooks through their skin !

Thanks everyone for the DD !

Thanks for the comments, the favourits and the support, it is much appreciated !

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Given 2013-12-03
Hang on Guys... by *El-Amigo-Chico ( Featured by 1pen )
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dukeofspade Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Beautiful photo was featured here : dukeofspade.deviantart.com/jou…
Happy weekend 
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Woah, that is awesome!
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Habzu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im really confused, But a great picture indeed!
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cfryant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Suddenly I feel incredibly inadequate... all I have is fuzzy dice.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013   Photographer
:lol:
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AllHailMattWilson Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
I believe this is the result of smoking too much hashish
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Maleficus-Animus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Now this is just friggin cool and actually WORTH the DD!
:icondogeplz: Much coolness
Lots of awesome
Good with camera
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Sugarbabby900 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
ooowww
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brittprada Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
que padreeeeeeee c:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
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:heart: Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :tighthug:  
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MagicArt1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Were they bad or is it some sort of tradition?

And while I am asking and though it's random of me to do since I don't know you

Was it Beatiful there and was the trip fun? :)
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's Thaipusam, probably, a Tamil festival to commemorate when the goddess Parvati gifted Murugan a Vel, or a spear that could vanquish the demon Soorapadman. During the processions, you can see kavadi, ornate structures adorned with metal spikes that pierce their skin and flesh all the way through; some hold up weights via their tongue or cheek. It's supposed to not leave any lasting scars or pain during the trance they are in throughout.

You can read more about it online, I hope all cultures and traditions are known worldwide so we can understand each other better.
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z-e-t-w-a-l Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
It's some sort of tradition (I forgot the name) where they suspend themselves for a certain god(?) during the entirety of a festival parade.
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
People just do it it's called suspending.my dude wants to do that too it's crazy.
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Ew-boi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, can I have some of that morphine?
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callme007 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - amazing capture
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Dziwna-Logika Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Itīs very interesting to see how people are able to do such things like this.
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Cholul123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats for the DD
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
woah, mind over matter?
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MwLucYo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thats how i sleep!

great shot!
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shotsfiredimagedown Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
most excellent...!!!
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askme-die Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
one guy is like "Really? going to take a photo? why don't you see how itr feels hanging upo here?"
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zJoriz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
GAAAWD! Epic photo though, well timed.
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Photographer
Congratulations, my friend!!! :clap:
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44NTW44 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Writer
Why?
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:iconz-e-t-w-a-l:
z-e-t-w-a-l Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Culture and tradition.
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44NTW44 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Writer
Kinda like Black Friday and unnecessary make-up. O.o Scary.
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M-M-X Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Photographer
Hello ma nem iz Rajesh and wellkom to Jackaz :D
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Goron-King-Darunia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, part of me is like: Dude, that's a little bit racist to make fun of people's accents...
But an even bigger part of me is like: LOL, that's actually a pretty good dialect, there! :XD:
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robson666 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation  Clap
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arslanalp Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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raquelvonkaminaru Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD! Well deserved, Guy!!! :clap:
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Agatje Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
What are they doing? Great shot! This picture shows me what their culture is all about. It is nice to see for a traveller like me who hasn't been to India, yet :D
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El-Amigo-Chico Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the comment...I was so happy to run in to this procession...it was a sort of repent that they were showing.
In this village, Gingee, they don't understand a word English or any other language...and so no one could give me any ex plaination...
They hang by hooks through their skin or they have a piercing through their tongue, or pull trucks...they have to suffer..
I was so excited to walk between these people and they were so happy that a foreigner was taking pictures of them.
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Agatje Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Wooow! I haven't noticed they were pierced! It is trully unbelivable what people put themselves through! As if life wasn't hard enough! Thanks for sharing this photo with us. It shows us different cultures and I love to learn about our differences in the world.
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El-Amigo-Chico Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
If you want to discover cultures...then you have to travel as much as you can ! You're still young, enjoy your life ! Which country are you from ?
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Agatje Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I do travel a lot. I like to say that I am not from one particular country :D I call myself: The child of the world :)
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El-Amigo-Chico Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for all of the Faves, girl !
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:iconagatje:
Agatje Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
it is my pleasure to see your photos :) It is a feast for my eyes :)
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El-Amigo-Chico Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, my friend...
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MonotoneMinimal Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Good job, Guy. Fantastic photo.
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Canon EOS 550D
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Feb 7, 2012, 1:08:12 PM
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