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Adiperukku is a Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Adi. The festival pays tribute to water's life-sustaining properties. For the blessing of mankind with peace, prosperity and happiness, Nature worship in the form of Amman deities are organized to shower Nature’s bountiful grace on human beings.

There were more than 20 men and women articipating in this scary event, in a small street not far from Chennai beach. Many others stood around and enhoraged them. The holes in the skin ae made with red-hot metal pins.

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  • Copyright: Yitzhak Avigur (avigur_11) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3959 W: 1512 N: 3064] (22033)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-09-01
  • Categories: Ceremony
  • Camera: CANON 500D
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 6:00
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