February 4 | 4 Comments
A man in southern India married a female dog in a traditional Hindu ceremony as an attempt to atone for [the death of two dogs] he believes cursed him a newspaper reported Tuesday.
P. Selvakumar married the sari-draped former stray named Selvi, chosen by family members and then bathed and clothed for the ceremony Sunday at a Hindu temple in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the Hindustan Times newspaper said.
Those close to the ceremony indicated the dowry included gold dog tags, a jewel encrusted collar and a tennis ball.
“After [the death of the two dogs] my legs and hands got paralyzed and I lost hearing in one ear,” he said in the report.
When asked when he realized he was cursed, Selvakumar said, “What?”
The paper said an astrologer had told Selvakumar the wedding was the only way he could cure the maladies. It did not say whether his situation had improved.
The paper said the groom and his family then had a feast, while the dog got a bun.
A bun? More like the shaft if you ask me.