Unusual Religious Rituals

Here are my 3 favorites:

  • Baby Throwing:

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. 

This one even has a YouTube video of the event:

  • Sky Burials:

Sky burials were an exclusive and unusual religious ceremony in Tibet. The practice involved dissecting the deceased’s body and scattering the pieces on a mountaintop to decompose or be consumed by birds. Most Tibetans follow Buddhist traditions, which dictate the human body is merely a vessel and can be discarded, thus why the practice was popular. The practice was ultimately outlawed, but can still be performed with the family’s permission.

  • Pus-licking and Scab-Eating:

In medieval times, the wider population essentially scorned lepers. However, it was common practice for female saints to care for those affected by licking the pus from their wounds and eating their scabs. This was seen as a sign of extreme holiness.

 

To see all 7, check out this article: The Seven Most Unusual Religious Rituals & Beliefs

Roadtrip!

Marchi Mobile, a luxury automotive company in Austria, has added a new RV to their line up. Normally I’m a fan of real camping – i.e. in a tent. But if I had $3 million to play with, I might be pursuaded to change my feelings about RV-ing!

The 40′  eleMMent Palazzo mobile home offers two bars; one on your fully automatic, liftable flybridge lounge and at the couch area inside. Transform your couch into stylish bar furniture at the push of a button. You can host a private party on two entirely equipped floors!

There is a master bedroom with its own integrated bathroom. Numerous inventions ensure that you experience the greatest level of comfort and security; a programmed central control provides all important information at a glance. Set-up and dismantling is executed by a graphic interface via touch screen.

Remote video access allows you to show your friends the exterior and interior and also permits pre-setting the lighting and temperature for you return to the vehicle.

The eleMMent Palazzo mobile home also offers a reduced fuel consumption of up to 20% versus other vehicles its size thanks to its trendsetting aerodynamics, thus creating economic and ecologic harmony. Despite its eco-friendly values, it has more than 500 hp, a unique carbon-fiber rear diffuser and double tube sport exhaust. On top of that, it has a considerably higher safety rating than regular heavy vehicles, due to the high compound strength of the glass fiber plastic cabin and the elevated seating position.

Custom designs and additions can be made as well.

Exterior view

Floor Plan

The bathroom off the master bedroom

Bar in the couch area, also featuring a skylight.

Master Bedroom

Check out the eleMMent Palazzo website for more information.