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
April 23, 2004 at 11:15 am
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: