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  Vijayadazaami

 

Thailand

During the procession of the Hindu festival of Vijayadazaami, spiritualist mediums go in a trance and chastise themselves, akin to the Thai-Chinese Vegetarian Festival.

 

Lemons, a medium or go-between of the gods, used to eradicate ominous spirits and ghosts, as well as bad things, are seen everywhere during the festival.

 

  Vijayadazaami

 

  Vijayadazaami

 

Like here, dangling on hooks that are pierced to a spiritualist medium's skin.