8-Year-Old Girl Marries Frog
WTF, for good luck?
Last Friday, during the harvest festival, after much ordeal, the villagers ushered the frog, fished out of a local temple pond, to the venue where the bride, clad in bridal finery, was waiting.
All the Hindu wedding rituals were performed. Half the villagers played the role of bridegroom’s relatives while the other acted as part of the bride’s entourage at the temple ceremony.
“It is widely believed among villagers that the frog is a reincarnation of Lord Siva. Every year, this marriage is organised. They believe that if
they don’t do the annual ritual, female children would die unnaturally or houses in villages would go up in flames and famine would attack.