Body piercing in India – level 2

10-04-2015 07:00

Large groups of people in India follow many traditional practices like frog marriage, baby dropping, and body piercing.

Body piercing takes place every year, and the people believe that it stops diseases, but mainly chicken pox. Chicken pox is a disease which can spread among people very easily. An infection causes it and it can give you skin blisters.

During the ritual, threads pierce the body while people sing traditional songs. People believe that God gives them power, so they feel no pain.

Difficult words: pierce (when a sharp thing cuts or goes through something), blister (a small bubble), thread (a long, thin and sharp piece of fabric).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you have events like this in your country too? Do you take part in them?


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