India has always been a mysterious place that has been attracting people from all over the world to explore this unfathomable wonderland. There is so much hidden and hidden that it is practiced in India and it is hard to believe. Some traditions are so strange that it will give you chills. Therefore, if you are prepared for an adventure and an experience full of excitement on your vacation in India, there are some unconventional destinations that you would have to explore. Then, book your tickets for India and start.
The Solapur region in Maharashtra, India, has this strange habit of giving their children a long and healthy life. Parents throw their babies from the top of a tower, about 50 feet high. Falling babies are caught in a sheet by the people below. It is a common belief that such a practice will cure your children of ailments if there are today and in the future as well. This is mainly done by Muslims and few Hindu families too. Security services are also provided by local authorities in the area during the performance of this strange practice.
The Aghori Sadhu sect
The Aghoris are members of the Hindu sect who have always been of great interest and suspicion in people. These Aghoris worship Lord Shiva, remain naked, reside in the cremation fields, drink alcohol and eat corpse meat. They often cover themselves with ash and do strange rituals and meditation using corpses.
Shoe theft ritual (Juta Churai Rasam)
This is a fun-filled ritual in Hindus, which is also often shown in Bollywood movies. In fact, it is a fun activity that allows the bride's sisters to steal the boyfriend's shoes while he participates in performing the traditional rituals of marriage. The cousins and friends of the boyfriend try to protect the shoes from theft, but if the girls succeed in their mission, then they give them custody of the shoes when they receive the desired amount of rescue.
Dhinga Gavar Festival
It is a festival held in Jodhpur, in the state of Rajasthan, India. Dhinga literally means seeking fun from deception. Dhingar Gavar is a popular deity. Legend says that once Lord Shiva dressed like a shoemaker and came to make fun of his consort Parvati. Parvati also disguised the tribal women of & # 39; bhil & # 39;, and appeared before Shiva to participate in that fun. Dhinga Gawar's performance begins on the night of Holi's next day, every year. Dhinga Gawar statues are placed in 11 vital places. The statues are decorated with traditional Rajasthani outfits and decorated with gold jewelry weighing 5 to 30 kg.
Mourning of Muharram
To honor the death of Husayn ibn Ali (Muhammad's grandson), certain groups of the Shiya sect of Muslims roam the streets in groups and whip themselves with chains with knives and razors. Some of them even opened their heads with knives. This peculiar ritual is called & # 39; kill & # 39; and even children are encouraged to do so by certain families. Not all Muslims support this practice. Some condemn it too.
It is believed in some parts of India that ghosts capture the bodies of some people. It is believed that ghosts have possessed girls born with an already erupted tooth or facial deformities. The exorcism of the victims is achieved by marrying an animal like a goat or a dog. The wedding is carried out with great pomp and show, although the good thing is that the intercourse is exempt and the girl can remarry after the ghost relieves her. I wonder in what parameter they do that analysis.
Lath Sea Holi
Holi is the second largest festival in India after Diwali. Lath Mar Holi is a local celebration that takes place before the royal Holi in Barsana, a town near Mathura, which is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. According to local legend, Krishna visited the Barsana village of his beloved Radha, where he and his friends made fun of her and her friends. To take revenge, the ladies invited Krishna and her friends to Barsana in Holi and beat them with sticks explaining that it is a mandatory ritual. Since then, the ritual is performed in the same places and the people in Mathura and Vrindavan play Lath Mar Holi shouting Jai Shree Radha and jai Shree Krishna.
Weapon worship in Navratri
Navratri is a famous festival dedicated to the cult of the Hindu deity, Durga. Navratri literally means nine nights that symbolize nine forms of Shakti / Devi / Goddess that are revered with great reverence and rituals in various parts of India and in some parts weapons and tools are worshiped.
Varuna Yajna (Hindu god of rain)
Agriculture is the main sector of India on which India's economy depends and agriculture depends directly on monsoon rains. If the monsoon fails, farmers and the country's economy suffer greatly. Sometimes, the scarcity or absence of rain is the reason why farmers commit suicide. Such is the importance of rains for India. As we know, India has 330 million Gods and Goddesses, there is also a rain God, Lord Varuna. Every time the monsoon fails or weakens, Varun Yajna performs to please the God of the rains. During the execution of such Yajna, the Hindu priests sit inside the barrels filled with water and perform special prayers to please the rain of God.