10 Bizarre Indian Rituals You May Want To Experience

India is a truly odd country filled with different combinations of people, cultures, and locations. The country currently has a booming economy, and they are fluent in internet technology, which is their main strength at the moment. They have bustling markets that looked the same as they did long ago in history, but they sell smart phones and movies. The country, however, continues to support their ancient traditions, including some truly bizarre rituals. Here are ten such rituals that you may want to experience in your lifetime.

Fire Walking

People located throughout South India continue to celebrate the Thimithi festival, which has participants walking barefooted across a shallow pit complete with burning firewood or charcoal. The fire walk is to honor the goddess Draupati Amman, a Hindu goddess.


Hooking, and not the prostitute kind, is seen during the Thookam festival, when the backs of devoted Hindu people are pierced with sharpened hooks and lifted off the ground by using ropes and a scaffolding. Children are sometimes tied to their hands.