12 most bizarre religious festivals in India

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Fact is stranger than fiction. This holds especially true for a land like India, where ancient cultures and religious practices have dominated everyday life, even in these modern times.

Although most of these festivals are observed in only certain states/regions of India, from the ancient bull-run of Jallikattu to the utterly bizarre ‘hanging by hooks’ festivals, these cutoms can make your skin crawl.

We bring you the 10 most dangerous festivals in India:

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