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Hindu Devotees Get Cheeks Pierced During Religious Procession

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hindu devotees get cheeks pierced during religious procession

THAT's what we call devotion!

Check out the photos (below) of devotees of the Hindu Goddess Maha Mariamman getting their cheeks pierced during a religious procession in Amritsar, India on Sunday.

Very inneresting. We'd def be curious to hear more about this…although we're not so sure we'd ever try it ourselves. Ouchie!

What do U think about this religious ritual? Could U handle a piercing through your cheeks?

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17 comments to “Hindu Devotees Get Cheeks Pierced During Religious Procession”



  1. 1

    That's not pierced, that's fucking SKEWERED!!!!!



  2. 2

    Thats what I call: mental retardation. Religions turn people into brainwashed dangerous freaks.



  3. 3

    Fuckin Dick heads! They should take all their crazy shit and go live on an island by themselves and take all the other BS extremeists with them. The world is just gettin sick of these freaks and their crazyness which always seems to come from the same kind of people. Yes I know its very un Gaga and politically incorrect of me to violate their human rights like this but where are the rights of normal people to not be surrounded by nutters from the east! Who's for tea?



  4. 4

    Silly tradition.



  5. 5

    ugh this is nothing new !! I seen this of the Discovery channel about a million times



  6. 6

    I think I'd run from that religion!! Mutilating themselves for it? That can't be a good thing. Seems a bit over the top to me, as bizarre as female circumcision. Just another out dated ritual that needs to be looked at. I suppose one could look at it as extreme piercing. :/ Not my cup of tea, but to each their own I guess!



  7. 7

    perez!! look into the vegetarian festival in phuket thailand! :] youll be shocked. ive seen kid bikes, saxophones & more in peoples cheeks.



  8. 8

    This is not devotion, it is stupidity.



  9. 9

    I don't see how self mutiliation shows that your devoted, but I mean I don't know anything about their culture… looks painful as fk tho! lOL



  10. 10

    You'd think that with the high tolerance for pain, they'd visit a dentist more often.



  11. 11

    No, that's NOT what you call "devotion." That's what you call sheep-like herd-like, mindless-like STUPIDITY. If they contract infections and their teeth fall out, (a) they deserve it for being so idiotic and (b) it will be a lesson to be heeded by everyone younger than they.

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    12

    You want piercing? Take a walk downtown in any city in America. The studs are just smaller, and in multiple and questionable locations.



  13. 13

    Had my cheeks pierced :0 its not so bad, but this isn't piercing lol, there isn't a way in hell I'd do that to myself, respect though that they have the balls



  14. 14

    Some of you are so ignorant. This shit happens all the time in countless cultures. It looks crazy and unusual for some of you, and that's fine, but to go as far as to call someone, "mentally retarded", for some of their rituals is disrespectful and plain IGNORANCE.



  15. 15

    Re: mattyvoyager – Do you know ANYTHING about Hinduism? I highly doubt it. These people aren't "freaks" or "dick heads", you ignorant fool! I should know, as I actually lived in India and attended many Hindu ceremonies - I'm not completely ignorant about their culture, yet feel the need to make uneducated comments about them, as you do.



  16. 16

    My family are all Hindu (I'm atheist).. and I've never once heard of this goddess..And great, this post has had the effect you intended it to, probably..make all Indians look like some tribal boors or some shit.Well done.



  17. 17

    ethnocentric much?