Two minor girls married off to frogs

Ok… :shrug:

“In a bizarre ritual, two minor girls, both seven, from the remote Pallipudupet village in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district were married
off to frogs on Friday night. The ceremony, an annual feature during the Pongal (harvest) festival, is conducted "to prevent the outbreak of mysterious diseases in the village’’.

The girls, Vigneswari and Masiakanni, dressed up in traditional bridal finery – gilded sarees and gold jewellery – married the frog ‘princes’ in separate, elaborate ceremonies at two different temples in the presence of hundreds of villagers.

Amidst chanting of vedic hymns, the temple priests garlanded the brides and tied the magalsutras on behalf of the frogs pronouncing the two as wives of the amphibians before the sacred fire at the auspicious hour.

The villagers threw themselves into the ceremonies with gusto. While residents living in the western part of the village acted as relatives of the brides and those from the eastern part play-acted as relatives of the grooms. The ceremonies had all the usual elements of a traditional marriage including a sumptuous feast.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Two_minor_girls_married_off_to_frogs_in_Tamil_Nadu/rssarticleshow/3994895.cms

Dammit wrong link:

Here - timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Two_minor_girls_married_off_to_frogs_in_Tamil_Nadu/rssarticleshow/3994895.cms

Pfft! They didn’t even try kissing it to see if a prince would appear!

And since the young girls then lead normal lifes afterwards (Can they wed again?) and the “terrified frogs” are released into the pool, all it ends up being is a fiesta around a very strange ritual.

In their country, their daughters marry frogs, in our country, our daughters marry dogs. :wink:

Also, possibly the only case (outside of cannibalistic cultures) where the bride could consume the groom (though in animals, it’s ‘female consumes her mate’)

where is PETA when you really need them?

The villagers threw themselves into the ceremonies with gusto. While residents living in the western part of the village acted as relatives of the brides and those from the eastern part play-acted as relatives of the grooms.

I don’t even want to think about what duties of relatives of the groom might be, although sounds like quite a bachelor party

The ceremonies had all the usual elements of a traditional marriage including a sumptuous feast.

I keep thinking of Kermit on crutches urging people to eat at KFC instead of choosing froglegs

it’s not easy being green

Even the Brits (les rosbifs) could imagine worse fates than being married to somebody French. :slight_smile:

Come on, now—it’as just an alternative lifestyle! Let’s not be bigots here. And if the frog and his partner want to adopt children, what’s wrong with that?

“The ceremonies had all the usual elements of a traditional marriage including a sumptuous feast.”

Do you think they had frog legs?:smiley:

Lol I was thinking the same thing :stuck_out_tongue:

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