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Firewalking - Hindu Festival of Thimithi

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Thimithi - an annual Hindu-firewalking ceremony - honors the goddess Draupathi (heroine of the Mahabharata, an epic poem). Legend tells us that Draupathi was required to prove her innocence, and fidelity, by walking over hot coals in her bare feet.

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Photo online, courtesy Library at Chabot College.

Referenced information on firewalking from The Hindu, India's national newspaper (online).

 

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