These women let men walk all over them

The ritual, it is believed, brings good luck to women who are walked over as the palanquin carries the village deity. It is held annually during the car festival of the Siddappa Mutya Temple at Sungathan village.

An interesting aspect of the ritual is that liquor is considered teertha (holy water) and is offered to the gods.

Young men carrying the palanquin consume the liquor and walk 70 km from the temple in Sindagi taluk to another temple on the banks of Krishna at Tangadagi village in Muddebihal taluk. Villagers believe the walk signifies the journey of the deity to the river where he bathes. The idol is washed in the river at Kunchaganur village near Tangadagi. After distributing the liquor teertha, youths stay the night at Kunchaganur. Even children are given liquor as teertha. Tangadagi villagers feed the palanquin carriers and those who accompany them. [...]

So not all India is crazy.

Tags: india, liquor, ritual, women

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I've met a few Hindus - the rather harmless kind who don't take the gods too literally. All-inclusive, quite welcoming and accepting of everyone, not so much with the crazy.

Then there's these folks.

33 million gods and counting; I suppose that equals 33 million times more crazy than your general monotheistic religion?

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