Another powerful picture. Hindu devotees perform religious rituals as they offer prayers to the Sun God at

Invocation and Prayer ☽ Navigating the Mystery ☽ Prayers on the Ganges Modueles for Rituals, sacred alters Love it!

"I grew up among Sisters and have always been used to women in modest dress, with their heads covered. I've never understood why it's so incredibly horrible that some Muslim women cover their heads in public. It's not unusual!  OP- "Head Covering as a Common Practice""

From Sociological Images: In fact, head covering is a form of religious garb in many sub-cultures. Some of these subcultures require head covering all of the time, and others only during religious rituals.

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.

Wild lettuce leaf is a relaxing herb that is often used to calm nerves, ease anxiety and restless and to help those with insomnia.  It is also known as a pain reliever which can help with things like arthritis.  Wild Lettuce Leaf was often used among Native Americans in religious ritual as an aid in seeking meditative trances and visions, and to create more vivid dreams.   Wild Lettuce Leaf | Herbal Medicine | Natural Remedies www.theancientsage.com

Wild Lettuce Leaf was often used among Native Americans in religious ritual as an aid in seeking meditative trances and visions, and to create more vivid dreams

Ganges Puja Varanasi, India - Varanasi Ganga or Ganges River, India - The pictures capture the sights of Hindu religious rituals performed by pilgrims at various ghats on the Ganges river banks. The ghat during early morning is buzz of activity - the holy bathing by men and women, religious chanting, worship, head shaving, et al - by thousands of visiting pilgrims. - #photo #camera #travel photography #travel #photographer

Ganges Puja Varanasi, India - Varanasi Ganga or Ganges River, India - The pictures capture the sights of Hindu religious rituals performed by pilgrims at various ghats on the Ganges river banks. The ghat during early morning is buzz of activity - the holy bathing by men and women, religious chanting, worship, head shaving, et al - by thousands of visiting pilgrims. - #photo #camera #travel photography #travel #photographer

Reza Aslan on his new CNN show on Religious Ritual

Reza Aslan on His New CNN Show About Religious Rituals

A Tibetan in-exile performs a religious ritual at the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu

50th Tibetan Democracy Day ceremonies

Spiritualism in Kathmandu, Nepal. Tibetans around the world celebrate the Tibetan Democracy Day which marks the anniversary of the Dalai Lama's efforts to transform Tibetan society into a democracy.

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.

5 Hidden Practical Benefits Behind Common Religious Rituals | Cracked.com

5 Hidden Practical Benefits Behind Common Religious Rituals

5 Hidden Practical Benefits Behind Common Religious Rituals | Cracked.com

Edward S. Curtis spent more than 20 years documenting over 80 tribes across North America.

An expansive photo record of Native American life in the early 1900s

A Hamatsa shaman performs a ritual after having spent several days in the woods, 1914

detail: Minoan Bull Leaping, Crete, circa  2000 - 1500 BC, was a kind of bullfighting, practiced as a religious ritual involving male and female acrobats leaping over a running bull. (Giovanni Caselli/Knossos/user: Aethon)

(detail) Minoan Bull Leaping, Crete, circa 2000 - 1500 BC, was a kind of bullfighting, practiced as a religious ritual involving male and female acrobats leaping over a running bull.

World’s oldest religious ritual discovered in Botswana, Southern Africa dated to 70,000 years ago – Originalpeople.org

World’s oldest religious ritual discovered in Botswana, Southern Africa dated to years ago

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.

The Seven Most Unusual Religious Rituals And Beliefs

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/

When is a religious ritual considered unusual? Making such a determination is largely subjective. For example, a Catholic may consider the Eucharistic Celebration to be a very ordinary, albeit signifi

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