Shocking auto-mutilation at the Vegetarians Festival in Thailand

Vegetarians Festival in Thailand 7

A festival held on Phuket Island in Thailand, in each of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, in order to purify their bodies, shocks the world.
Participants in the festival are eating only plant foods for ten days, pray, and the braver ones mutilate themselves sticking various objects in their bodies.
In addition, they climb a ladder made of swords or stepping on hot coals with their bare feet.
The purpose of these masochistic rituals is to get spiritual purification
The festival is 150 years old and lasts 10 days.

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