Bizarre rituals of India
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Bizarre rituals of India

Here's the list of some of the bizarre rituals of India.
Nivedita Gupta8th Apr, 2013
Bizarre rituals: Worshiping weapons

Bizarre rituals: Worshiping weapons

Shastra Puja is held on the ninth day of the Navratri, during Durga Puja. Earlier, the kings used to worship weapons used in war but today people worship and perform purification rituals on objects they use to earn their bread.

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Bizarre rituals: Children married off to dog

Bizarre rituals: Children married off to dog

In Jharkhand's Munda Dhanda village, locals have 'married off' one of its children to a stray dog because they believed her family was endangered by a malevolent spirit.

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Bizarre rituals: Marriage between two trees

Bizarre rituals: Marriage between two trees

Many people believe that the marriage between the Indian lilac (Neem) and the sacred Fig (Pipal) trees redeem their sins, it is believed to be good if the trees are grown near each other.

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Bizarre rituals: Getting married to peepal tree

Bizarre rituals: Getting married to peepal tree

Manglik dosha is known to be a big obstacle in marriage. In Hindu tradition, in order to offset the evil influence of manglik dosh, a woman should marry a peepal or banana tree before she ties the knot.

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Bizarre rituals: Jallikattu

Bizarre rituals: Jallikattu

Indian bull-fighting, or Jallikattu, is done without the help of any rope or weapons. Celebrated during Pongal. Youth usually strive either to tame the bull or at least to hang on to the bull for a reward - usually money.

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Bizarre rituals: Jallikattu

Bizarre rituals: Jallikattu

Indian bull-fighting, or Jallikattu, is done without the help of any rope or weapons. Celebrated during Pongal. Youth usually strive either to tame the bull or at least to hang on to the bull for a reward - usually money.

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Bizarre rituals: Worshiping Duryodhana

Bizarre rituals: Worshiping Duryodhana

In the Mahabharata, Duryodhana, the eldest of the Kauravas represents evil. But in Uttarkashi, Uttar Pradesh, a tribe worships Duryodhana

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Bizarre rituals: Kids buried neck deep to cure disabilities

Bizarre rituals: Kids buried neck deep to cure disabilities

In a strange ritual, people of Mominpur, near Gulbarga bury their kids neck-deep in mud as they believe mud is holy and it will cure the children of their mental and physical disabilities.

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Bizarre rituals: Ritual to please rain god

Bizarre rituals: Ritual to please rain god

In a bizarre ritual, people in Kanpur city of India's northern Uttar Pradesh state buried children neck-deep, hoping to appease rain God and ensure timely monsoon in the region.

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Bizarre rituals: Kesh Lochan

Bizarre rituals: Kesh Lochan

This is called Kesh-lochan or Loch. It is also considered as one kind of austerity where one bears the pain of plucking hair calmly.

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Bizarre rituals: Kesh Lochan

Bizarre rituals: Kesh Lochan

It is common in Jainism where Sadhus and Sadhvis after receiving the diksha, pluck their hair, with their hands, twice a year or at least once a year.

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Bizarre rituals: Men trampled by cattle

Bizarre rituals: Men trampled by cattle

In villages around Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, men lay down on the ground and have their cattle trample all over them, as part of a bizarre centuries-old ritual.

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Bizarre rituals of India

Bizarre rituals of India

In villages around Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, men lay down on the ground and have their cattle trample all over them, as part of a bizarre centuries-old ritual.

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Bizarre rituals of India

Bizarre rituals of India

Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar, which marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala, when Imam Hussein ibn Ali was killed. Men mourn this event by flogging their naked bodies.

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Bizarre rituals: Older son married to tree

Bizarre rituals: Older son married to tree

Often the tree marriage and that of the younger son take place at the same time. This is done to ward off evil influence

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Bizarre rituals: Older son married to tree

Bizarre rituals: Older son married to tree

In southern India, when it looks like the older son cannot find anyone to marry, and the younger son has already found a willing wife, the older brother is married to a tree.

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Bizarre rituals: Worshiping rats

Bizarre rituals: Worshiping rats

In Deshnoke, a tiny village in the Rajasthan desert boasts a temple dedicated to the glory and the protection of rats. Temple devotees take care not to injure them, believing that they house the lives of their ancestors.

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Bizarre rituals: Resting place for cobras in house

Bizarre rituals: Resting place for cobras in house

In Maharastra's Sholapur district, there is a village called Shetpal where each house has a resting place for live cobras in the rafters of their ceilings. They worship them.

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Bizarre rituals: Rolling on food scrap

Bizarre rituals: Rolling on food scrap

A century old ritual in India dictates that those considered low-caste Hindus must roll in the remains of food eaten by members of a higher caste.

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