Driven by a pursuit for fortune, health and happiness Indian parents are ready for everything — even to dip their child in cow faeces.
Unbelievably, but the people of Betul village in Madhya Pradesh, India perform the stomach-turning ritual for centuries!
Taking their cow worship to a whole new level, the locals collect their cow faeces for several weeks, store in one place and after praying to Hindu gods bathe their children in cow faeces. The tradition is believed to help them stay healthy and bring good fortune to family at the same time.
The practice occurs a day after Diwali — one of the largest and brightest festivals in India. It signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.
The cow is believed to be one of the most sacred animals in India and particularly in Hinduism. Moreover, many Hindu preachers believe that cow urine and excrements have divine healing properties. According to animal husbandry statistics there are about 45,150,000 cows in India, the highest in the world.
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