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The festival where you can get blood from a stone

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By Euronews
The festival where you can get blood from a stone

<p>It’s a rock festival – but in the most literal of senses.</p> <p>The extravaganza in northern India sees people throw stones, fruits and flowers at each other.</p> <p>Thousands of people took part in this year’s Bagwal festival, which is held to honour Goddess Barahi.</p> <p>The stone-throwing left around 334 people with minor injuries, despite people trying to protect themselves with bamboo shields.</p> <p>Yet devotees who are hurt by the stones are said to consider themselves ‘lucky’, because they see it as offering blood to the goddess.</p>