The Crotchet’s Corner

My perspective about all things inconsequential

Are you serious????

If a python was at the receiving end of two deep bites courtesy of a Sacramento drunk who does not remember the incident or why he sank his teeth into the hapless reptile, another snake, albeit a non-existent one, was the groom at a wedding in a village in rural India recently.

A 14-year old girl who claimed that that the snake appeared mystically in her dreams, claimed that she was it’s wife and asked her to solemnize the marriage, actually went through a wedding ritual presided over by temple priests.

There is just one question that comes to mind, “Are you serious????”

Permission for this matrimony was apparently granted to the girl’s parents by the village elders.

Makes you wonder about the sagacity of these so-called wise men.

Incidentally, this is not the first instance of a girl marrying a snake. A woman who fell in love with a snake reportedly married the reptile at a traditional Hindu wedding celebrated by 2,000 guests in a village in Orissa state a few years ago.

On that occasion, though, the bashful groom failed to show up, refusing to come out of the ant hill where it lived, and a brass replica stood in during the ceremony.

 

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September 8, 2011 - Posted by | About this and that, Human Behavior | , , , , ,

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