Height of superstition: Frogs’ wedding held in PM Narendra Modi’s constituency to please rain God

Height of superstition: Frogs’ wedding held in PM Narendra Modi’s constituency to please rain God
Wedding ceremony was held as per Hindu mythology to please Indra, the God of rain, for a much-needed respite from scorching heat. -Photo courtesy Indiatimes.com

The wedding ceremony was held as per Hindu mythology to please Indra, the God of rain, for a much-needed respite from scorching heat

The Hush Post: In an incident that shows the height of superstitions during a strange wedding ceremony, two frogs made of plastic were married to each other in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi. The wedding reportedly had been organised for an early arrival of monsoon.

According to the organisers, the wedding had been held as per Hindu mythology to please Indra, the god of rain, for a much-needed respite from the scorching heat, a report said.

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The wedding ceremony was held as per Hindu mythology to please Indra, the God of rain, for a much-needed respite from the scorching heat. -Photo courtesy indiatimes.com

“We want rainfall in the city. It’s an old belief that the wedding of frogs makes Indra Dev happy. We have been affected by the blistering heat. It is raining everywhere but not in Varanasi. So, we organised this wedding, requesting Indra Dev to hasten the arrival of monsoon in the city,” an organiser was quoted as saying in the report.

Two frogs made of plastic were kept on plates with garlands around the “newlywed” couple. Two persons dressed themselves up as the bride and bridegroom. A pandit performed a hawana to solemnise the wedding of frogs, the report said.

People in big numbers gathered for this unusual wedding. Many of them also danced to enjoy the rare occasion.

As several parts of Uttar Pradesh are witnessing a scorching heat and no rain in sight till now, locals are experiencing difficulties due to rising temperatures in the region.

Meanwhile, in the state capital Lucknow, the district magistrate has ordered authorities to shut all government-run schools, and CBSE and ICSE-affiliated schools till June 30 due to extreme hot weather. A strict action will be taken if any school is found operating before the stipulated date, the district administration said in an official release, the report said.

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