Bizarre : Two men ‘marry’ each other to appease rain gods

INDORE, Aug 05 : Two men in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore married each other in a symbolic gesture to ‘appease the rain gods.’  The rituals were conducted even as several districts of the state are reported to have a rainfall deficit.

The efficacy of such a ritual in bringing showers is doubted but it reportedly rained during the wedding.

Locals witnessed the two men, dressed in traditional wedding attire, putting garlands on each other and circling the ceremonial fire. The Times of India reported that there was a ‘proper baraat and the usual dancing to Bollywood numbers as the marriage possession passed through the main roads of the locality.’

“There was no bride. Both Sakaram and Rakesh were grooms in this marriage. They tied the knot as a gesture to draw Indradev’s attention for good rain on Indore,” Ramesh Singh Tomar, the organizer, told the newspaper.

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