Worshippers run through burning trench for Hindu festival

People performed a Hindu ritual of running through a fiery trench at a temple in north India to mark the festival of Dussehra.

On October 8, the Nalachha Mata temple complex in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh dug out a 21-foot long, 1.5-foot-deep trench and filled it with wood, coals and canisters of ghee before setting it alight.

Worshippers then ran through the burning trench as a show of faith, with a few stumbling but no injuries being reported.

One devotee claimed: "This is a years old tradition and I used to run every year on this fire path."


By: NewsFlare (50847.00)

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Location: India