Pilgrims pierce bodies and walk over hot coals celebrating Thaipusam in India (GRAPHIC)

Thousands of Hindus had their bodies pierced and walked over hot coals, among other acts of worship, at the #Thaipusam Festival in #India’s #Chennai, Monday, The faithful had long skewers stuck through their flesh while in a meditative state. Pilgrims dressed in yellow carried offerings of milk pots.

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