Hindu Ritual Sees Balinese Spearing Daggers Into Their Chests And Necks


Grit your teeth and bear it: A devotee prepares to stab himself

What did you do this weekend? Whatever it was, it probably wasn’t as hardcore as what this lot got up to.

A group of devout Hindus in Bali passed the time by stabbing themselves repeatedly in the neck and chest – all without drawing a drop of blood.

It was no mass brawl though, it’s a ritual said to achieve harmony between humans, nature and God.

Participants used “keris” ceremonial daggers while in a trance-like state during the ceremony of Ngerebong at Petilan temple on Sunday.

Hard as nails.

Source: Huffingtonpost