Thursday, February 19, 2009
Some of my friends refused to believe the story of a human being marrying a dog named Bullet somewhere near Calcutta. Ever since, I have kept tab of all the stories in India of dogs marrying humans. The last story I blogged was one Selvakumar's marriage to a dog named Selvi. Today's story would be equally funny if it weren't for the fact that it was a 2-year old boy being married off, to a dog called Jyoti. Of course, there's ALWAYS a reason.
The boy's father said such "marriages" were a tradition and would help ease the bad omen of the tooth rooted in Sagula's upper gum.Well, at least they're admitting it's a superstition, I suppose.
The "bride's" father, Parakrama Munda, said: "This is just a ceremony to please the tribal deity - in the great epic Mahabharat a dog helped the Pandavas reach heaven." He said it was a superstition, like wearing a stone or a talisman. One attending resident, Dushmant Rout, said the "bride" had spent a few hours at the "groom's" house "but not inside the room... she stayed on the verandah".