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India : where men crash coconuts on their head as a sign of devotion

At Dasanur, 35 kms from Coimbatore ( in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu), men belonging to the Kurumba Gownder casteĀ break coconuts on their face to please their favourite deity, Banma Mahali Amman. (Kurumba Gownder are a caste of shepherds … Continue reading

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