India is known as land of festivals, the different regions and culture of diverse India offers number of exciting festivals to celebrate and bizarre rituals to perform. Here is the list of bizzare rituals and amazing festivals of India.
Dahi Handi is celebrated every year during the Krishna Janmashtami and that involves making a human pyramid and breaking a pot filled with curd tied at a convenient height and participant in this festival is called a govinda.
Jallikattu is world-famous bull taming sport played near Madurai as a part of Pongal festival celebrations. The Tamil-style bull-cuddling is based on the concept of flight or fight and bulls belong to the pulikulam breed of cattle.
Thaipoosam Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community,On the day of the festival, devotees will shave their heads and Mortification of the flesh by piercing the skin, tongue or cheeks.
Nag Panchami is Hindus traditional festival of worship of snakes or serpents and offering of a bowl of milk,flowers to the snake God and requested for forgiveness.
Firewalking or Timiti is a Hindu festival occurs between October and November, celebrated in honour of Draupadi. Devotees walk through the pit filled with hot burning wood.