April 18, 2024



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

Daily Mail UK

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 in the country around 800 years ago.

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