Tamil Nadu: A devotee seriously injured during a fire-walking ceremony in Thanjavur

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Bhuminathan, a 54-year-old devotee, suffered burns while attending a fire-walking ceremony in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. He slipped, fell on the hearth and was taken to Kumbakonam Government Hospital for treatment.

Worshipers taking part in a fire-walking ceremony in Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu.

A devotee, taking part in a fire-walking ceremony in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, slipped and fell on the hearth, causing several burns. He was rushed to Kumbakonam government hospital where he is being treated.

A festival was underway at the Maha Mariyamman temple in Pandanallur village in Thanjavur district. As part of the events, a fire walking ceremony was held in a large pit where thousands of worshipers walk through the pit every year.

The firewalk took place on Friday, May 13. Several worshipers even carried children on their shoulders as they crossed the pit. Bhuminathan, a 54-year-old man from Serukadambur, unfortunately slipped and fell on the pit while crossing it and suffered severe burns.

Bhuminathan was rescued by volunteers and taken to Kumbakonam government hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

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