360 WION: Phuket, Thailand Vegetarian festival

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jun 27, 2017, 11:18 AM(IST)
Welcome to Thailand’s annual vegetarian festival on the island of Phuket. Here religious devotees take part in exercises to purify themselves and invoke the gods - like having their faces pierced. Piercings are often done with knives, swords or skewers. After which, the devices are either left in or pulled out and replaced with a sacred object, like a piece of plant.This is definitely not recommended for the faint-hearted!
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