A 16-year-old youth in a Jharkhand village got married to a hill so that his mother could "clear herself of a curse".
The marriage of Robin, a resident of Bordih village in Jamshedpur, about 170 km from Ranchi was solemnised with great fanfare with Laxmi hill in his village.
Robin, dressed as a bridegroom, garlanded the top of the hill and kissed it. Laxmi hill was also decorated by the villagers. A grand marriage feast was organised on Tuesday for 400 villagers.
Robin's mother, Keswari Devi, once fell down and injured herself while climbing the hill. She believed that she had been cursed by the hill, which should be appeased at any cost.
"The hill goddess came to my dream and she asked me to get my son married to her," she said.
Robin said, "I married the hill to help my mother get rid of the curse. I have accepted the hill as my wife."