Parents dunk children in cow dung ‘for its medicinal properties’

The unusual tradition has been taken place in a small village in India for centuries and locals believe the benefits of cow excrement are undeniable
People living in small village are dipping their children in cow dung – in a bid to bring good luck.

The unusual tradition takes place in a tiny village named Betul in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Parents believe that smearing their kids in cow dung can help them lead a healthy life free from ailments.

And they also believe that the ‘purity’ of the cow dung will bring them good luck.

The practice is followed a day after Diwali – the biggest Indian festival, also known as the festival of lights.
For weeks, people in the village collect cow dung in one place and store it in huge piles.

In the morning, after offering a special prayer to Hindu gods, people start dipping children as young as one-year-old in the pool of cow dung.


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