Locals in southern India wield swords as they celebrate traditional festival

Locals in Puttur, Karnataka wielded swords as they celebrated the traditional Otte Kola festival on February 15. A priest is seen handing out swords to the devotees gathered in a temple. They then followed a man dressed in folk attire and an elaborately decorated headgear to a pile of burning charcoal. A traditional dance was then performed seeing the devotees flipping each other into the pile of charcoal.