Saturday, July 14, 2012
Well, they practice magical thinking over here too
A FROG couple have been joined in holy Hindu matrimony by Indian villagers hoping the custom will bring rain.
With five priests chanting scriptures, a frog groom named Punarvasu and his amphibian bride Pushala were married by villagers hoping to summon monsoon rains to their drought-stricken district.
Organiser Nandkumar Pawar says thousands of people gathered on Thursday in a massive tent in Patkhal village for the lavish wedding banquet.
He said on Saturday that the frogs were decorated with flowers and smeared with turmeric, a holy and auspicious ointment. A brass band played Bollywood film songs while the priests blessed the frogs.
The region in Maharashtra state is 400km southeast of Mumbai, India's financial capital.
Frog weddings are practiced in some parts of India and other areas of South Asia.
Well at least they didn't do something stupid.
Like trying to get bond yields down by driving the country into a deep fucking economic depression with 50% youth unemployment.
If only our idiot western economists practiced more frog weddings.