Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More from the "Wow, this is Amazing" file... "Man Marries Dog"

OK, I SWEAR I didn't make this up...how could I? I copied this photo and article verbatim from The Telegraph British news site.
An Indian man who believed he had been cursed for stoning to death two dogs has atoned for his sin by marrying another dog in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony. P. Selvakumar, a 33-year-old farm labourer from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, married the four-year-old stray bitch after it was bathed and processed to his village temple dressed in an orange sari and garlanded with flowers. The marriage took place on the advice of the man's astrologer who said it was the only way to atone for his actions of more than 20 years ago.
He was reported to have suffered a series of physical ailments after stoning the dogs to death and hanging their bodies from a tree.
“After that my legs and hands got paralysed and I lost hearing in one ear,” said Mr Selvakumar after the ceremony with his new "bride", whose name is Selvi.
A reception attended by some 200 guests was held for the newlyweds in the groom's house during which Selvi grew restless and ran away. However she was subsequently recaptured and returned to her husband who gave her milk and a bun to eat.
It is understood that the groom is still free to find a human wife should he be inclined.

Now, I'm not passing judgement but being a sheltered American I found it a bizarre story. However, that being said, I do respect other cultures and traditions. After all, we do some things here in this country that others find horrific....

-Rick Rockhill

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

now I HAVE seen it all!!!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

It takes all kinds I guess...

Lilian said...

Like you, I respect other cultures, but I had not heard about weddings with animals in India. Why marry? Why not just take care of the dog for the rest of his life? There must be a good reason for "this wedding" and I would love to find out what it is.
Cheers!

lime said...

i do not want to hear about the wedding night, k?

WAT said...

Hey, at least he's shown some remorse for being so mean to the previous pooches, so that's a good thing!

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Totally bizarre.
Your niece is really sweet and congratulations to your Uncle for such a wonderful project, Rick!

tea
xo

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I don't know what to say, but the punishment fits the crime. :)
Always,
Crusty~
He'll be married to a bitch the rest of his life..poor soul.

Sheila said...

I saw the story Rick and I thought it strange too. The dog appeared so well behaved at least until she ran away. Do you think the man asked the dog first to be his "wife"?

yoruosu12 said...

Yeah I agree with you sans the culture thing, this one definitely belongs to the weird list that people can do.

BTW, thanks for dropping by my blog. Hope to hear more from you soon.

Mo said...

So, I'm guessing on the honeymoon they did it "doggie style"?

Sorry, couldn't resist...

MONA said...

This is so horrifying! Even for me!

This is one of a kind desperate act!YIKES!

Desert Songbird said...

That Mo - he's soooo naughty!

I'm speechless about this one. Truly speechless, except...

...if he lost the use of his legs and hands, how is it that he could work on farm????

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