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Ceremony honouring Mariatale, goddess of Smallpox at her temple at Negapattam, Southern India. A man, suspended by hooks and holding a bell, is being swung through the air. Maritale was the mother of Parasurama (Vishnu's 6th Avatar or incarnation). From Oriental Drawings by Charles Gold.
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