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Bovine marriage under Vedic rules

A newly married couple -- a bull and a cow - was blessed by a large number of guests blowing conch shells and playing music after the marriage was solemnised at a tastefully decorated alter.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2009 01:07 IST

A newly married couple -- a bull and a cow - was blessed by a large number of guests blowing conch shells and playing music after the marriage was solemnised at a tastefully decorated alter.

A 'pan' chewing priest poured ghee in course of performing 'yagna' and chanted sanskrit 'slokas' while holy scriptures including 'Hanuman Chalisa', 'Ramacharitamanas' and 'Panchamahayagna' were read out in the Kedareswar temple at Berhampur on Sunday.

After solemnisation of the rituals, the invitees were treated to tasty vegeterian lunch by the host Hari Mohan Sahu.

Septuagenerian Sarojini, wife of Sahu, had a wish to marry off a cow with a bull to conclude her long years of service to 'Gomata' (cow). "I have been serving the Gomata for the last over 50 years. Now that I am old, I want to conclude the service by marrying off a cow with a bull," she said.