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Frog marriage held in Madhya Pradesh for rain, Minister attends

The frogs’ marriage and feast is believed to be a very old tradition to please the god.

Written by: India TV Buzz Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: June 25, 2018 19:47 IST ]
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Frog marriage held in Madhya Pradesh for rain

Around the world, wedding traditions are a little bit different: Some of them are heartwarmingly romantic, and some of them are a little strange, and some of them might make you a little bit uncomfortable. Well, in a bizarre marriage, two frogs got married in Madhya Pradesh. Yes! You heard that right. Ina ritual that is believed to please the rain gods and subsequently result in bountiful rainfall, two frogs were ‘married’ to each other in a ceremony that was attended by MP minister Lalita Yadav, according to ANI report.

The minister reportedly said the ritual was performed for the drought-hit region of Bundelkhand. A similar ceremony was also held in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi city but instead of real frogs, toy frogs were used.

Temple priest Acharya Brijnandan said, “The frogs’ marriage and feast is a very old tradition to please the god.” He is among those who believe that there will be good monsoon this year due to the ceremony.

Although rare, frog weddings are not unheard of in India. In 2009, residents of Jharkhand's drought-hit Chatra district organised a similar wedding for frogs to appease the rain god. The wedding with a difference included a feast for 500 people, invitation cards and even a car for the groom. The couple in this wedding were not made of plastic but actual frogs. The female frog was adopted by a local who performed the 'kanyadan' or giving-away ceremony.

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