Top 10 shocking rituals in India – #1 will leave you in the biggest shock of your life! (With Pictures)
5. Baby Dropping
One of the most horrifyingly shocking rituals in India is that of baby dropping, mainly performed by Muslims, though Hindus practice it, too. At Baba Umer Dargah near Sholapur, Maharashtra, and Sri Santeswar temple near Indi, Karnataka, this ritual has been prevalent for about 700 years. To be blessed with children, people partake in this ritual, where an infant, two years or even less, is dropped from a tower of about 50 feet, with crowds standing at the foot of the tower to catch the baby. It is believed to bring good luck to the child being thrown down, too. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights is looking to put an end to the potentially dangerous rite.