The Balinese Village Of Tenganan Pagringsingan Gather For Pandanus War Ritual

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A Tenganananese man carries traditional potion made of turmeric and... News PhotoAdult,Bali,Carrying,Conflict,Cultures,Horizontal,Human Interest,Indonesia,Making,Men,Potion,Recovery,Religion,Spirituality,Turmeric,Vinegar,War,WoundPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesTENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN, BALI - JUNE 25: A Tenganananese man carries traditional potion made of turmeric and vinegar to heal the wounds of the fighters during the Pandanus War ritual on June 25, 2013 in Tenganan, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia. Every year Tengananese people in the island of Bali celebrate a month-long ceremony called 'Usabha Sambah', to demonstrate respect to the God Indra, the Hindu god of war. One of the rituals during the ceremony is a Pandanus War or 'Mekare Kare', where two Tengananese men duel using thorny pandanus as their weapon. (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)