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11/11/2013 07:24 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 18:58 GMT

Hindu Ritual Sees Balinese Spearing Daggers Into Their Chests And Necks (PICTURES)

What did you do this weekend? Whatever it was, it probably wasn't as hardcore as what this lot got up to.

A group of devout Hindus in Bali passed the time by stabbing themselves repeatedly in the neck and chest - all without drawing a drop of blood.

It was no mass brawl though, it's a ritual said to achieve harmony between humans, nature and God.

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Grit your teeth and bear it: A devotee prepares to stab himself

Participants used "keris" ceremonial daggers while in a trance-like state during the ceremony of Ngerebong at Petilan temple on Sunday.

Hard as nails.

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