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Imagine taking 7 pheras with a dog, putting sindoor on the animal, dancing to music, and then feasting the whole village for this wedding ceremony. Looks like a comedy script of a Bollywood movie. But no. This actually happened in reality.
Recently we saw actor Suraj Sharma marrying a tree in the movie ‘Phillauri’ because he was manglik, and as a result ends up with ghost Anushka Sharma, who lives on that tree, as his wife. But today, we will present you some real life examples where human-animal marriages are not only common, but also celebrated with pomp and show, not just in India but around the world.
In mythology, it was common for a human form to marry into animal world. Lord Hanuman’s mother Anjani married an ape, Jambvant in Ramayana was a bear whose daughter married Lord Krishna, and snake princess Ulupi proposed Arjuna.
But reality is stranger that fiction.
1. Teenager marries a stray dog
18-year-old Mangli from Jharkhand was married off to a stray dog in an elaborate traditional ceremony. The baffled dog, named Sheru, was arrived at the mandap in a car and was welcomed by guests. Around 70 guests attended the wedding, danced to drums and enjoyed a lavish lunch.