Parents roll children in ‘holy cow dung’ for good health


Indians are dipping their children in cow dung in a bizarre bid to bring good luck. The unusual tradition takes place in a tiny village named Betul in Madhya Pradesh. There people believe that smearing their kids in cow dung can help them lead a healthy life free from ailments. And they also believe that ‘purity’ of the cow dung will bring them good luck. The weird practice is followed a day after Diwali – the biggest Indian festival, also known as the festival of lights. The cow is considered one of the most scared animals in Hinduism. Many Hindu preachers believe that cow urine and cow dung have medicinal properties. (AP/Caters)

Source: Hindustan Times