Celebration for Chinese Birth of Goddess Kwan Im : News Photo

Celebration for Chinese Birth of Goddess Kwan Im

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BINTAN, INDONESIA - JULY 19: Mey Chan is at Ark Temple for a celebration for Chinese Birth of Goddess Kwan Im, also referred as Availokitesvara, on July 19, 2014 in Bintan, Indonesia. This celebration is held throughout the year by her followers as a ritual during dinner parties. Mey Chan, regarded as incarnation of Goddess, scars her tongue, walk on the hot coal and on nails with bare foot during the ritual. Followers become Availokitesvara after the ritual in which they worship for a blessing with a red mark on their foreheads. (Photo by Aura Bintang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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BINTAN, INDONESIA - JULY 19: Mey Chan is at Ark Temple for a celebration for Chinese Birth of Goddess Kwan Im, also referred as Availokitesvara, on July 19, 2014 in Bintan, Indonesia. This celebration is held throughout the year by her followers as a ritual during dinner parties. Mey Chan, regarded as incarnation of Goddess, scars her tongue, walk on the hot coal and on nails with bare foot during the ritual. Followers become Availokitesvara after the ritual in which they worship for a blessing with a red mark on their foreheads. (Photo by Aura Bintang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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