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The Churuk Puja or Swinging Ceremony, India, 19th century. Hindus swing on the ends of ropes attached by hooks through their skin. A contemporary source describes this activity as a Species of Penance Practised at the Festival of Goddess Bhavani. Artist: JJ Crew.
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