Hundreds of women will be head-butting each other in a village in Karnataka. Even more interesting is the fact that these women will do it in pairs: mother-in-law to a daughter-in-law.
The annual ritual is held in December as a part of the Narasimhaswamy Jaatre in Hiriyur taluk, Chiradurrga district.
While the stereotype of mothers-in-law hating their daughters-in-law and vice versa has probably been around as long as the institution of marriage itself, here, it is an act of good faith.
Although its origins are unknown, head-butting between the two women of a family here is done while hoping for a healthy and a prosperous life for each other. People also believe that it would reduce fights and misunderstandings in the house.
People from across the district come to watch the ritual which is held on the streets.