A sight for sore eyes! Sufi Muslim devotees poke out their eyeballs with knives as part of religious procession for the annual Urs festival in India
- Devoted Muslims poked out their eyeballs with knifes today in a religious festival
- The Urs festival is held every year in Ajmer, a city in India’s state of Rajasthan
- The event sees performers inflict self-torture to celebrate the death of a saint
A festival started in India today that was marked by devoted Muslims poking out their eyeballs with knives.
The Urs festival is held every year in Ajmer, a city in India’s Rajasthan state.
It is a memorial to the death of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, who established the Chishtiya Sufi order…