Man Marries DogYup, that’s right, a man in India actually married a dog because he was told by his astrologer that it would rid him of a curse that he was under. Obviously he took this quite seriously but sorry, no offense, I can’t help but get a chuckle out of it. Guess if it actually works, he’ll be the one chuckling. 🙂

The sad thing is what he did to bring the ‘curse’ upon himself… that’s no ‘chuckling’ matter, that’s just plain sad, among other, stronger descriptions I could come up with!

Here’s the story from The Times of India,

SIVAGANGA: A 33-year-old man in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu has married a dog in a bid to ward off the “curse” of a canine couple he had killed 15 years ago.

Selva Kumar tied a ‘mangal sutra’ on the animal, petnamed Selvi, at a Ganesh temple in Manamadurai on Sunday. The 10-year-old saree-clad “bride” was brought to the temple in a grand procession. Kumar, who vowed to protect Selvi all through its life, said he married the animal as per the advice of an astrologer.

According to Kumar, when he was 18-years-old, he had clubbed to death a dog-couple when they were mating and hung them on a tree. After the incident, he suffered a stroke and could not move his left arm and legs and also turned deaf.

Kumar claimed an astrologer advised him that all his problems will be solved once he did the penance by marrying a bitch, Kumar said.

And from Fox News

Man in India Marries Dog to Atone for Stoning to Death Mating Canines

NEW DELHI — Selva Kumar had been hounded for 15 years by the memory of a horrible act he’d committed as a teenager.

As an 18-year-old he had stoned and clubbed to death two dogs he found engaged in mating. He then hung their carcasses from a tree.

That’s when his personal suffering began.

“After that my legs and hands got paralyzed and I lost hearing in one ear,” Kumar told the Hindustan Times newspaper.

Kumar, now 33 and living in the southern Indian district of Sivaganga, could no longer take the physical pain of the “dog curse,” so he sought the advice of an astrologer.

Her cure for his maladies?

“Marry a dog.”

Which is just what Kumar did on Sunday.

In a ceremony befitting a beautiful Indian bride, the bitch, a former 10-year-old stray named “Selvi,” was bathed and dressed in a ceremonial orange sari with a garland of flowers adorning her neck. She was then brought to the temple in Tamil Nadu to be presented to Kumar by members of his family.

Kumar, sitting beside his bride, recited his marriage vows, declaring, “I will take care of it until its death.” Then, the “couple” was declared married.

Deeply superstitious people in rural India sometimes organize weddings to dogs and other animals, believing it can ward off certain curses.

The Hindustan Times reported Kumar’s family hosted a feast — while Selvi dined on a bun.

No word on where the couple would honeymoon or reside, or whether they had registered for gifts.

You know, if there actually were curses for people who did things like he did, it would in many cases be very fitting.

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