During the six day, annual Urs festival, commemorating the death of the Sufi saint, thousands of Sufi holy men make pilgrimages to attend the historic festival each year in Ajmer, a city in Rajasthan, India.

To show devotion to their faith, the holy men stick swords behind their eyeballs to make them pop out.

Celebrations also include Sufi poetry recitals and devotional songs, which can carry on through the night. Thousands of people take to the streets for processions, and flag raising ceremonies.

During the week-long festival, devotees offer prayers, flowers, food, money and other donations at the shrine where the tomb of Saint Moinuddin Chishti lies.

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  1. That is just GROSS…😳🤢🤮

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  2. Oh man, that is beyond sick! Did you have to put those pictures in? (LOL) Their eyes “pop out” – does that mean completely come out, blinding them?

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  3. Can’t a blind man be faithful?
    …even if he wasn’t blind before

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  4. That’s not something a devout man would do. Thats the action of a fanatic

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