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Indian Children Rolled In Cow Poop For Good Luck
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Tradition. A simple word that is not always simple to stomach. Take for instance a ritual that has occurred for centuries in the small Indian village of Betul. Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, in central India, the inhabitants of this town happily toss their children into a large, steaming pile of cow dung.

Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is the largest celebration in Hinduism. In the weeks leading up to the event, villagers in Betul begin collecting cow poop from the roughly 600 cows that reside in the surrounding area. All of this dung is piled up in a location at the center of town. On the day after Diwali, parents take children and dip and roll their offspring in the feces, all the while drums and fireworks roar in the background.

The beliefs behind this activity are multi-faceted. First, cows are among the most sacred animals in Hinduism and anything that brings a person closer to a cow is viewed in a favorable light. Second, Hindu preachers claim that both cow pee and cow poop have curative properties. Third, adherents believe that the ritual honors their ancestors, who also participated in the cow dung dipping, and that this will bestow good luck onto the children as they grow up. The ceremony lasts from sunrise to sunset, with villagers waiting their turn to dunk their children. Youths, ranging from six months to nine-years-old, experience this smelly tradition. Older children are tossed into the pile of feces, while infants are gently laid in the dung.

While this is certainly a strange tradition, doctors note that there may be some truth to the claim that this weird practice has medicinal benefits. By their early exposure to the bacteria-filled dung, children are able to develop resistance to infections which they might otherwise succumb to as they grow up in a polluted environment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg6noSdfC00

http://www.weirdasianews.com/2016/01/26/indian-children-rolled-in-cow-poop-for-good-luck/
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It probably explains their love for poo.
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>>19883
how do traditions like these even start? There are parents who before going out to work one morning they think "you know what would be good for the little Raji's career? Flinging him into a pile of shit crying"
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>>19891
They don't start overnight. Like OP mentioned, they believe cow excrement has curative properties. It might have started out with rubbing some onto the face (for ex), before transforming into dung mudfights.
Lots of religions have odd traditions when viewed from the outside. Christianity has baptism, and rubbing an ash cross on the forehead. Muslim cultures still treat women as property.
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>>19895
Why poop though? It'd be a million times less gross if they they washed their kids in the cow's milk or something.
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>>19905
>>19891

Cows are sacred in india, poo fertilizes the ground. If you're some illiterate low-caste indian with little opportunity for education its not unreasonable that you would assume cow shit = good.
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>>19883
Poo people rolling around poo. Nothing to see here.
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>>19906
>>19905
how disease ridden places early exposure to pathogens can be an evolutionary advantage, which helps the culture spread.

thanks god around this part of the world the same is replaced by clean water, and regular showers
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It is somewhat logic. These kids will be exposed to the bacterial flora of their local cows' shits every day for the rest of their lives.

They're gonna have to develop a pretty strong immune system at some point.
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>Their shit stinks
>My shit don't stink

And another thing, babies and toddlers would voluntarily do this because they are stupid.
And another thing, kids are the dirtiest snot covered, most disease ridden humans alive, on average.
And another thing, they are excellent transmitters of highly infectious sicknesses because of their lack of hygiene and inability to care for themselves.
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tempered in raw shit seems like a good survival tactic in india, considering how much of a dirty shithole all the inhabited areas are
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>>19981
Angry Indian detected
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>>19981
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