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It’s a (bizarre) doggie wedding!

by Therese on November 15, 2007

in Dogs


I’ve heard of doggie weddings before. You’ve probably heard of them too. The doggie bride and doggie groom get dressed up in the fanciest doggie duds that money can buy and the wedding cake is made out of liver flavored something or other that only a dog could love. Well, this isn’t that kind of dog wedding.

A man in India has married a dog to beat a curse.

CHENNAI, India (AFP) — An Indian farmer has married his dog in a bid to overcome what he believes is a curse caused by him having stoned to death two mating dogs in his rice field, press reports said.

The 34-year-old farmer, identified as Selvakumar from Sivaganga district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, fell on bad fortune 15 years ago after killing the dogs and hanging their carcasses from a tree.

A few days later, his hearing and speech were impaired and he was unable to walk.

Doctors were clueless, but an astrologer finally told him he was cursed by the spirits of the dogs he had killed. He could undo the curse only if he married a dog and live with it, the soothsayer said.

After a long search for a ‘suitable bride’, Selvakumar managed to get a four-year-old mongrel bitch from a friend and had a fully-fledged Hindu wedding in front of villagers and elders on Sunday, eyewitnesses said.

The canine bride, named Selvi, was adorned in a sari and flowers and brought to the temple by village women. A Hindu priest conducted the ceremony.

The reports, however, said Selvi the dog attempted to make a run for it — apparently due to the large crowds — but was eventually tracked down and returned to her new ‘husband’.

It sounds to me like the dog was the only sane one in the bunch. I’d make a run for it too!

Here’s the rest.

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Cindy (The 15 Minute Dating Blog) November 16, 2007 at 1:18 am

Very interesting story I have never heard of this before. I wonder if they have a wedding ring for the dog too?


Theresa111 November 16, 2007 at 11:48 am

I hope he wasn’t intending to have a honeymoon with this new bride of his!


jan November 16, 2007 at 9:38 pm

I do believe in Karma. But I’m not sure how marrying makes up for killing. O, well, I’ll keep an open mind. But you’re right, the dog seems to have the most sense of any.


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