Countless individuals live all over the world. Their religion, demeanour, and clothing all differ. Religious practises vary greatly among people from various communities in various parts of the world, and we know relatively little about them. Today, I’m going to tell you about some religious and societal customs from throughout the world that you might be shocked to learn about.
1.Night Hunting, Bhutan
Young men go out in the dark of night in the eastern section of the Himalayan state known as Bomena in pursuit of a different kind of prey in search of a partner and marriage. They track down their deserving virgin daughter and spend the night with her. If a young man is caught in this scenario, he is forced to marry the girl or work on the girl’s father’s farm as a punishment.
However, this tradition is currently the subject of much controversy because it violates women’s privacy and leads to rape.
2. Bullet and Gloves, Amazon
The Satere-Mawe community, which lives in the Amazon jungles, has a ritual of demonstrating their manhood when they are a little older, which is undeniably torturous. Bullet ants, whose bite is exceedingly painful, are placed in a glove constructed from the leaves. The Satere-Mawe community, which lives in the Amazon jungles, has a ritual of demonstrating their manhood when they are a little older, which is undeniably torturous. Bullet ants, whose bite is exceedingly painful, are placed in a glove constructed from the leaves.
The boys then had to put their hands in the gloves and endure the ant bite for about ten minutes. During this time they dance so that the pain does not come to mind. As one scientist wrote in his book, the bite of a bullet ant is as painful as walking on a 3-inch nail placed on a coal fire.
Hindus in South India and Southeast Asia commemorate it. The Thaipusam celebration commemorates Lord Murugan’s victory over an evil entity. While visiting a complete tomb, fans deform themselves by placing sharp objects in various regions of their body. Some even used a hook in their back to haul it up to the automobile.
4. Going to the bathroom after marriage is forbidden, Indonesia
In Indonesia, newlywed Tidong couples are prohibited from using the restroom for three days following their wedding. Breaking the laws of observation is said to make their married life miserable and even lead to death. The couple is supervised by relatives for three days, after which they are free to go to the bathroom and engage in other natural activities.
5. Penis Festival, Japan
Fans parade down Kawasaki Street in Japan, carrying a large sculpture in the style of a penis in the shape of a camp, also known as Kanmara Matsuri. The temple priest is claimed to have rescued the lads from the maw of death and a demon’s toothed vagina by killing all the evil powers with a metal penis. The festival is attended by the majority of sex workers, who pray for their health and protection from sexually transmitted illnesses.
6. Eating corpses, Amazon
The Yanomami people of the Amazon jungle on the Venezuelan-Brazil border despise the practise of burying the dead. They believe that no area of the body should be left unattended in order to allow the soul to rest peacefully. They prepare soup out of the remaining ashes and bones after cremating the body and feeding it to the deceased’s family members.
By doing so, the Yanomamis believe that the person closest to them and their soul will live in them.
7. Famadihana, Madagascar
Death is a tragic occurrence. Silence is commonly observed in the proximity of a body or in a cemetery. On Madagascar’s Hauts Plateaux, however, the opposite is true. Every year in July and September, the families of the deceased come here to collect their ancestors’ bones and dress them in new clothes. It is also stated that they will be able to communicate with the deceased and learn their wishes at that time. The situation appears phantom-like, but it is real. At this time, the deceased’s relatives danced around the grave as well.
8. Throwing the baby, India
Children fall 15-30 feet from the temple roof in regions of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka, and are caught by a blanket carried by worshippers. This custom dates back a long time and is said to bring good fortune to the child. It was closed down by child and child rights campaigners in 2011. Fans, however, reintroduced it into circulation in 2012.
9. Brushing teeth, sand
Despite the fact that we all file or rub our fingernails, this is a frequent practise among sand ladies. Girls’ teeth are brushed, and it is excruciatingly unpleasant. This is usually done before a girl’s marriage to ensure that she is devoid of greed, wrath, envy, and sexual desire.
10. Cut the finger, Dani community
The Dani (or Andani) tribe is an indigenous people that inhabit in western Papua New Guinea’s rich Balima Valley. At funerals, members of these tribes cut off their fingers to express their grief. To express their grief, they wrap their faces with ashes and clay. They cut off their fingers to show their affection for someone they adore. When a member of the Dani tribe departs, he cuts off one of his fingers as a token of love for his relative, his spouse or wife, and burys his husband or wife alongside the corpse.