29 June 2012

The wedding of two frogs

29 June 2012

Two frogs get married in Nagpur, a city in central India.

The marriage was arranged by farmers in order to please the Rain Gods and in the hope that their region would soon receive monsoon showers.

People blew trumpets and sang songs, as the priest solemnized the marriage with the usual Hindu marriage rituals to the chanting of Hindu hymns and by putting streaks of vermilion on the female frog's head.

The frogs were picked up from different ponds, following the local belief among the farmers in this part of India that a frog marriage pleases the Rain Gods and ensures a good harvest with rain.

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