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Andhra croaks and chants for rain

As strange as it may sound, some organisations and individuals from Andhra Pradesh are taking help of frogs to induce rains.

india Updated: Jun 25, 2009 00:24 IST
Ashok Das

As strange as it may sound, some organisations and individuals from Andhra Pradesh are taking help of frogs to induce rains.

In Vemulwada town in Karimnagar district, hundreds of people participated in a frog marriage on a dried up tank bed. Reports of similar marriages came in from Kurnool, Adilabad and Anantapur. It is widely believed by rural folk that frog marriages will bring in good rains.

Meanwhile, with monsoon playing truant for the third consecutive week, the Andhra Pradesh government officially launched prayers and yagnams in major temples across the state with the fond hope that the rain gods will be pleased.

The go ahead to launch the yagnams to the endowment department was given by none other than Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy who is worried that the delayed monsoon could be a bad augury for his second term in the office.