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Frog wedding held in UP's Varanasi, residents pray for rain amid terrible heatwave

ByVrinda Jain
Jun 14, 2024 11:11 AM IST

The marriage took place in order to please the rain Gods and get some respite from the scorching heat.

In Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, a male and a female frog were married. The ceremony took place in order to please the rain Gods and get some respite from the scorching heat. This also comes at a time when several parts of India are going through water crisis, as per reports.

Frog marriage is thought to be a symbolic request to the Gods for rain. (Unsplash)
Frog marriage is thought to be a symbolic request to the Gods for rain. (Unsplash)

A video of this frog wedding was also shared on social media. The clip shows two frogs wrapped in a traditional cloth. Numerous individuals sit in front of them, and a priest can also be seen carrying out a prayer. In the video, people can be seen performing rituals on the frogs. A few women are also singing traditional music during this wedding. (Also Read: Frogs 'marry' to bring rain to parched regions of Bangladesh)

As per the Times of India, folklore and old farming methods are deeply ingrained in the custom of marrying frogs. It is especially common in areas where agriculture is mostly dependent on the monsoon season. Frog marriage is thought to be a symbolic request to the Gods for rain, as frog croaking is traditionally connected to the arrival of rain. This custom is widespread throughout India, with distinct regional variations and legendary narratives that uphold the practice in each location. (Also Read: Pet weddings highlight animal blessing ceremony in the Philippines)

Frog wedding to dog wedding

Last year, a family held a grand ceremony for the marriage of their pet dog. The wedding guests are seen having a great time in the footage. Like a traditional Indian wedding, the celebration had sumptuous cuisine and decoration. People wearing ethnic clothing and dancing on dhol are also seen. The bride dog was wearing a red dupatta, while the groom dog entered the wedding on an electric bike. When this video of the dog wedding was shared, it took no time to go viral and surprised many people.

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