Thookam Ritual

Tension erupted at a Kerala temple Thursday when 13 of its office bearers were arrested in a bid to prevent a “barbaric” ritual that was to be revived after 17 years.”

“The ritual involves three people being lifted by a metal hook pierced through their back and hung from a scaffold. The men are brought down after three minutes.

The ritual is called “Thookam” and looks to be Hindu.

Full Story: Keralanext

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  1. The very first thing I thought of was the flick “A Man Called Horse” & the Phucket Vegetarian Festival

    Here’s an earlier article on this that says:

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