Skip to comments.Indian man marries dog
Posted on 11/13/2007 3:37:25 PM PST by DancesWithCats
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.
Mr Selvakumar is not the first man to have hit the headlines for having romantic relations with animals.
Last year a Sudanese man was forced to marry a goat after village elders discovered him having sex with her. The goat died shortly afterwards.
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Selvi Selvakumar, after a rousing tick dip, wore her bridal dress well and upon inquiry, responded simply, 'woof'. It is expected that a pre-nup received her paw-mark at the insistence of the groom as 'she had nothing when I met her!'
The Massachusetts Supreme Court is expected to rule in his favor.
Quick wit! LOL
How’s the missionary position working out for them?
Well, it is a cute dog.
Whew! I thought he had married Hillary.
Anyone who is against this happy union is a right-wing Christian conservative.
.."psssst..wait till he finds out she's not a virgin"..*snicker*
I guess that the bride’s family was not invited. The groom will end up with doggie breath. I also wonder if the bride will be admitted in the US when the husband immigrates. (The ACLU is already looking into the matter.)
All cultures are equal.
Big deal - Bill Clinton married one several years ago and is still married to the pit bull.
Hmmm,,are they registered anywhere?
We should send a nice place setting for the happy couple. Or perhaps a piece of silver?
I understand they are listed on the Gift Registry of The New Delhi Doggie Emporium.
I’m guessing this was his best alternative.
Hidden inside that is what she’s really reading: the Communist Manifesto.
A nine-year-old tribal girl in eastern India has married a stray dog as part of a ritual to ward off an "evil spell" on her, Indian newspapers have reported.
The girl, Karnamoni Handsa, had to be married quickly because she had a tooth rooted to her upper gum, which is considered a bad omen by her Santhal tribe in the remote village of Khanyhan, about 60 kilometres (37 miles) from Calcutta.
"Members of the village jury asked us to get her married to a dog or to face the bad omen," the girl's father was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.
The tribe elders said the marriage would not affect the girl's life, and that she would be free to marry again later and did not need to divorce the dog.
"It will not spoil her future. We will marry her off to eligible bachelor when she grows up," the girl's mother told AFP.
The wedding - which took place on 11 June - was attended by more than 100 guests, who danced to the beating of drums and drank home-made liquor.
"I have no regret in marrying the dog Bacchan. I am fond of the dog who moves around our locality," the girl told the AFP.
"Bacchan is a stray dog who survives on left-overs. I will take care of the dog," she added.
Indian newspapers reported that local police officials had ordered an inquiry into the incident.
The Santhals - most of whom are sharecroppers - are a large tribe living in the states of West Bengal and neighbouring Bihar and Jharkhand.
Well, alrighty then.
Soon something like this coild become a little box on the EOE stat form stateside.
How was the honeymoon? On second thought, I don’t want to know.
Nothing new. My first wife was also a dog.
Bacchan didn’t even get a tux!
The honeymoon? Nothing special. They were in a real rut.
Are you sure they are not “barking up the wrong tree?”