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Devoted Buddhists fall into feverish trance at sacred tattoo festival

Ruptly in English
Ruptly in English
Thousands of Buddhists participated in the annual tattoo festival at Wat Bang Phra, a large Buddhist temple near Bangkok which takes place in the month of March. Captured in a trance-like state, the devotees impersonate animals, screaming, crawling and charging towards the temple to receive tattoos. They are believed to be powerful amulets that protect from physical harm and bring good fortune.