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I now pronounce you frog and wife

2012-07-14 22:17

Nashik - I now pronounce you frog and wife.

With five priests chanting scriptures, a frog groom named Punarvasu and his amphibian bride Pushala were joined in holy Hindu matrimony by villagers hoping the ancient custom will bring monsoon rains to their drought-stricken district.

Organiser Nandkumar Pawar says thousands of people gathered on Thursday in a massive tent in Patkhal village for the lavish wedding banquet.

He said Saturday that the frogs were decorated with flowers and smeared with turmeric, a holy and auspicious ointment. A brass band played Bollywood film songs while the priests blessed the frogs.

The region in Maharashtra state is 400km southeast of Mumbai, India's financial capital.

Frog weddings are practiced in some parts of India and other areas of South Asia.

Comments
  • sypherfb - 2012-07-15 06:50

    Now there is hope for kermit and miss piggy but its gonna rain Macmeals instead! LOL

  • Thembi - 2012-07-15 12:09

    Though Shall not Worship Idols!!!

  • Thembi - 2012-07-15 12:09

    Though Shall not Worship Idols!!!

  • ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-07-15 13:09

    crazy .. imagine if it rains ..

  • Marlon Weitz - 2013-10-11 13:10

    pray to GOD for rain,u idiot.

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