A bizarre ritual takes place in Betul of Indian state Madhya Pradesh where parents toss their children in cow dung as they believe that the ritual brings good luck.
As many would find it baffling to put one’s little child in a pile of cow dung, it surely does not bewilder the townsfolk of Betul in Madhya Pradesh.
People in Betul believe that tossing their children in cow dung would turn out to be beneficial as it helps in keeping them away from diseases or many sort of ailments.
It is also believed to bring them good luck apart from staying healthy, even if takes their little ones being covered in a pile of cow dung.
The age old ritual takes place in the coming weeks after Diwali on Govardhan pooja.
The traditional has been practised for centuries and the locals have claimed that it has benefited their children.