We are starting a regular segment calledÂ Incredible India that’ll highlight incredible stories and facts that can only be Made in India.
Here’s a selection of some of the incredible stories and facts to come out of Incredible India:
* Two minor Indian girls were married to frogs in a remote village of Villupuram District in Tamil Nadu.
In a bizarre ritual, two minor girls, both seven, from the remote Pallipudupet village in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district were married off to frogs on Friday night. The ceremony, an annual feature during the Pongal (harvest) festival, is conducted “to prevent the outbreak of mysterious diseases in the village”.
The girls, Vigneswari and Masiakanni, dressed up in traditional bridal finery — gilded sarees and gold jewellery — married the frog ‘princes’ in separate, elaborate ceremonies at two different temples in the presence of hundreds of villagers.
Amidst chanting of vedic hymns, the temple priests garlanded the brides and tied the magalsutras on behalf of the frogs pronouncing the two as wives of the amphibians before the sacred fire at the auspicious hour.
Amar Singh told me I should serve the people and he found I was capable of doing that and I was honoured when he told me that.
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* Womens’ literacy rate in Bihar is 33.1%. We think even that low figure is an exaggeration.
Mera Bharat Mahaan.