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05-01-2008, 01:41 PM
The bizarre ritual of throwing newborn babies off a temple 50ft high and catching them in a cloth sheet has been observed in India.

Babies are thrown from a temple
Devotees at a Muslim shrine in western India's Maharashtra state believe the act makes children stronger.
It is practised by couples who are blessed with a child after taking a vow at the Baba Sheikh Umar Saheb 'Dargah' (the Muslim place of worship) in the Musti village of Solapur.
The ritual has been observed for more than 500 years.

The devotees believe it is good for the health of the child but some onlookers were visibly shaken by it.
Locals claim no child who has been thrown has suffered any physical disability.
The ritual is observed by both Muslims and Hindus every year and takes place amid tight security.
One mother, named Jayashree, said: "If you do this, it is good for the child.
http://static.sky.com/images/pictures/1674624.gif The babies are caught in a cloth

"They become healthy. It is to get the blessings of God. The babies are between nine months and 11 months old or sometimes are of even less age."

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A baby is dropped from a 50-foot tower in bizarre 'good luck' ritual.

A jaw-dropping ritual in India has infants plunging 50 feet from a tower to wish them good health.

In a video shot on April 29, good luck babies" are thrown from the top of a building and onto a sheet during the celebration, which has been celebrated in the Indian state of Maharastra for 500 years, the U.K.ís Sky News reported Thursday.
The proud parents who allow their child to take part in the ritual take a vow to do so at the Baba Sheikh Umar Saheb Dargah temple, Sky News reported.
Locals claim there never have been accidents and that children thrown from the tower do not suffer from any physical disabilities, the station reported.
The annual celebration in observed by Muslims and Hindus.
Another mother said: "It is to give them courage, intelligence and strength. This is an old tradition.
"These people have been doing this and we will continue to do this."
A health department worker added: "People have fear and devotion for the God. People do this so that the child becomes courageous. This is what people want. They feel it would benefit them."

05-01-2008, 04:42 PM
posted the vid in video section

05-01-2008, 04:54 PM
good looks blud

05-01-2008, 05:11 PM

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05-01-2008, 05:49 PM

05-01-2008, 06:03 PM
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but for real, that's fucking retarded