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Woman Marrying A Dog To Protect Her From Evil!? Weird And Shocking Traditions Of India That Still Exist...

Aishwarya Dudha | Last Modified - Feb 09, 2018, 19:55 IST
  • Woman Marrying A Dog To Protect Her From Evil!? Weird And Shocking Traditions Of India That Still Exist...
  • Woman Marrying A Dog To Protect Her From Evil!? Weird And Shocking Traditions Of India That Still Exist...
  • Woman Marrying A Dog To Protect Her From Evil!? Weird And Shocking Traditions Of India That Still Exist...
  • Woman Marrying A Dog To Protect Her From Evil!? Weird And Shocking Traditions Of India That Still Exist...
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Indians have a knack of following traditions blindly. They believe it's better not to have bad luck than going against superstitions. Long gone things like cutting nails on Saturdays or putting a kala tilak of kajal to protect from buri nazar can be vividly seen
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This is how girls get maried in Himachal 
Kinnaur in Himachal is known as one of the most beautiful places to visit. But it follows an unusual ritual to maintain its sanctity. The girls of Kinnaur are not allowed to marry a single guy, instead, she has to marry each and every guy in the groom's family!
 
 
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Where frogs get to tie the knot 
The Rain God Indra is apparently pleased by marrying  two frogs. The Vedic rites are performed and people pray for a good monsoon. 

 
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The son-in-law moves to the bride’s house 
Unlike the rest of India where the girl leaves her home (kanyadaan) and lives at the groom’s house. In Meghalaya it’s the other way round. It’s a rule for every man to leave his house after the wedding and stay with the bride’s family.

 
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Girls of this area are made to marry dogs. 
The people of Jharkhand believe in ghosts and supernatural beings. It is said that to safeguard the girls, they are married to the dogs. As this can ward off the evil powers around. 
 
 
 
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Men get trampled by cows
Now, this is crossing a line, literally. A dangerous ritual involves men being trampled by cows on the day of  Govardhan Puja in Madhya Pradesh. As per the people, this will make all their wishes come true. 
 
 
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Some action, before the marriage.
Bachelors of Jodhpur Rajasthan are beaten up by the local women in order to qualify as eligible bachelors. The men are supposed to bear the torture as it's believed that this will get them hitched soon. 
 
 
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Snakes are bathed with milk.
On the occasion of Nag Panchami, Devotees worship the snake god (Nagraj) by worshipping it with milk.  
 
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Kids get in neck-deep 
On the day of solar eclipse, people burry disabled children neck deep in the mud in Saath Gumbaz, Mominpur, near Gulbarga as they believe the mud cures children with mental and physical disabilities. 

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