Danda Festival in Kulagarh

  • Villagers carrying flags arrive to participate in the annual Danda festival or the festival of self punishment at Kulagarh village in Ganjam district, Orissa state. Villagers perform acts of punishing themselves during this fifteen day long festival as they pray for the well being of their families. (AP Photo)
  • Villagers lie down on hot sand as part of a ritual as they participate in the annual Danda festival or the festival of self punishment at Kulagarh village in Ganjam district, Orissa state. (AP Photo)
  • Villagers perform acts of punishing themselves during this fifteen day long festival as they pray for the well being of their families. (AP Photo)
  • villagers lie down on hot sand as part of a ritual as they participate in the annual Danda festival or the festival of self punishment at Kulagarh village in Ganjam district. (AP Photo)
  • Indian villagers perform a ritual as they participate in the annual Danda festival or the festival of self punishment at Kulagarh village . (AP Photo)
  • Indian villagers lie down on hot sand as part of a ritual as they participate in the annual Danda festival or the festival of self punishment at Kulagarh village in Ganjam district. (AP Photo)
  • Villagers rest in the shadow of a tree before they participate in the annual Danda festival or the festival of self punishment at Harigada village in Ganjam district. (AP Photo)
  • Villagers lie down on hot sand as part of a ritual as they participate in the annual Danda festival or the festival of self punishment at Harigada village in Ganjam district. (AP Photo)
  • Villagers hold their legs as they walk in hot sand as part of a ritual during the annual Danda festival or the festival of self punishment at Harigada village in Ganjam district. (AP Photo)

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