Reza Aslan, an Iranian-American writer and scholar of religions on His New CNN Show About Religious Rituals

Reza Aslan on His New CNN Show About Religious Rituals

Reza Aslan, an Iranian-American writer and scholar of religions on His New CNN Show About Religious Rituals

Hamadrikh: The Rabbi's guide; a manual of Jewish religious rituals, ceremonials and customs

Hamadrikh: The Rabbi's guide; a manual of Jewish religious rituals, ceremonials and customs

The Grishneshwar Temple in Indian state of Maharashtra is the site of a very unusual – and potentially dangerous – religious ritual. As the name suggests, babies between the ages of one and two are thrown from a 50-foot tower, with men positioned beneath to catch the babies on sheets. The 700 year old ceremony is believed to make children more intelligent, luckier and healthier and is practiced by both Muslims and Hindus in the region.

The Seven Most Unusual Religious Rituals And Beliefs

The Grishneshwar Temple in Indian state of Maharashtra is the site of a very unusual – and potentially dangerous – religious ritual. As the name suggests, babies between the ages of one and two are thrown from a 50-foot tower, with men positioned beneath to catch the babies on sheets. The 700 year old ceremony is believed to make children more intelligent, luckier and healthier and is practiced by both Muslims and Hindus in the region.

From rites of passage  to rituals for luck and prosperity, here’s a look at some unusual religious rituals from around the world.

Unique (And Sometimes Dangerous) Religious Rituals Around the World

From rites of passage to rituals for luck and prosperity, here’s a look at some unusual religious rituals from around the world.

Unique (And Sometimes Dangerous) Religious Rituals Around the World

Unique (And Sometimes Dangerous) Religious Rituals Around the World

El Dia De Los Muertos, also known as “The Day of the Dead,” is a traditional Mexican holiday that celebrates the life and death of loved ones....

"I Cavalieri de li Terre Tarentine" V-III century B.C. Taranto (Italy). Religious ritual

"I Cavalieri de li Terre Tarentine" V-III century B.C. Taranto (Italy). Religious ritual

Shinto Naked Festival, Hadaka Matsuri: Unusual Religious Rituals Around the World: a BootsnAll article by Simone Cannon

Unique (And Sometimes Dangerous) Religious Rituals Around the World

Shinto Naked Festival, Hadaka Matsuri: Unusual Religious Rituals Around the World: a BootsnAll article by Simone Cannon

#Egypt clamps down on religious ritual, #Itikaf  http://www.doamuslims.org/?p=4020  #Islam #Muslims #Islamophobia #Ramadan

#Egypt clamps down on religious ritual, #Itikaf http://www.doamuslims.org/?p=4020 #Islam #Muslims #Islamophobia #Ramadan

10 Of The Strangest Religious Rituals Around The World  http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-shocking/10-of-the-strangest-religious-rituals-around-the-world/

10 Of The Strangest Religious Rituals Around The World http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-shocking/10-of-the-strangest-religious-rituals-around-the-world/

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