Hindu Devotees Honour Maha Mariamma

An Indian Hindu devotee walks with a trident rod piercing in her tongue during a procession to honour the Hindu goddess Maha Mariamman (Sheetla Mata), to mark Mother's Day, in Amritsar on May 11, 2014 . Devotees believe that the goddess protects whoever worships her.

( NARINDER NANU / AFP/Getty Images / May 11, 2014 )

An Indian Hindu devotee walks with a trident rod piercing in her tongue during a procession to honour the Hindu goddess Maha Mariamman (Sheetla Mata), to mark Mother's Day, in Amritsar on May 11, 2014 . Devotees believe that the goddess protects whoever worships her.

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