EFEBali, Indonesia24 Jun 2016
Balinese fighters fight as they are armed with thorny pandanus leafs during an anual sacred Usaba Sambah ritual in Tenganan, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, 24 June 2016. EFE/MADE NAGI
Balinese fighters fight as they are armed with thorny pandanus leafs during an anual sacred Usaba Sambah ritual in Tenganan, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, 24 June 2016. EFE/MADE NAGI

  • Men from the remote Balinese village of Tenganan, Indonesia, battled it out on Friday as part of an annual ritual of devotion to Indra, the Hindu god of war.
Each year, residents of the village celebrate a month-long ceremony known as 'Usabha Sambah' where they give thanks to Indra, whom they view as their chief deity.