We, Indians have always been the blind followers of superstitions. They make sure that they are not in any ways involved in any activities that can bring bad luck to their way. Many of us still think that cutting nails and hair on Saturdays is a bad omen or a small mark of kajal can guard anyone from ‘Buri Nazar’.
So, let’s have a glance at many such weird practices in our country. Below is a list of eerie wedding rituals’ which are practiced in India. The superstitions involved behind these will surely leave you perplexed.
Girls in Himachal Pradesh
Frogs are made to Tie the Knot
Are you aware of such places in India, where frogs are married to pacify the Rain God Indra. The frogs are made to tie the knot following the Vedic rites.
Guys of this Place are Strained to leave their Family
According to Indian traditions, after marriage the girls are a part of guy’s family and also take up the extended family’s second name. But in Meghalaya, it is obligatory for every man to leave his parents and family after the nuptial and has to live with bride’s family.
Girls of this Area are made to Marry Dogs
Yes, absolutely. The people in Jharkhand still believe in ghosts and mystical powers. So, to protect the young girls here, they are asked to tie the knot with the dogs as this helps the girls to ward off the evil powers around.
Men get Trampled by Cows
The cows walk on men, on the day of Govardhan Puja in Madhya Pradesh. The people of this place are of the belief that performing this life-taking custom will help them achieve their dreams.
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In Jodhpur, Rajasthan, single males are thrashed by the women of their region. Difficult to digest, but while performing this custom, the guys mutely bear all the torture as they think that this will help them getting hitched soon.
Snakes are Bathed with Milk
On the auspicious day of Nag Panchami, the devotees throughout India, worship snakes (Nagraj) and also bath them in milk.
Kids are Buried Neck-Deep
In Saath Gumbaz, Mominpur, near Gulbarga, the day when the solar eclipse occurs, the physically and mentally challenged children are buried neck-deep in the mud. The people of this place believe that the sanctity of mud cures the children with mental and physical disabilities.