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Indian Babies Dropped 50 Feet for Good Luck in Bizarre Ritual

A jaw-dropping ritual in India has infants plunging 50 feet from a tower to wish them good health.

In a video shot on April 29, "good luck babies" are thrown from the top of a building and onto a sheet during the celebration, which has been celebrated in the Indian state of Maharashtra for 500 years, the U.K.’s Sky News reported Thursday.

The proud parents who allow their child to take part in the ritual take a vow to do so at the Baba Sheikh Umar Saheb Dargah temple, Sky News reported.

Locals claim there never have been accidents and that children thrown from the tower do not suffer from any physical disabilities, the station reported.

The annual celebration in observed by Muslims and Hindus.

Click here to read more from Sky News and watch the video.