Charmed woman marries snake !


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Mishej India   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 02-06-06 10:42:02

Charmed woman marries snake !


http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1711610,00110002.htm


This too happens only in india :p


ok guess the link isnt working, heres the story,



Agence France-Presse

Bhubaneswar, June 2, 2006

A woman who fell in love with a snake has married the reptile at a traditional Hindu wedding celebrated by 2,000 guests in India's Orissa state, reports said Friday.
Bimbala Das wore a silk saree for the ceremony Wednesday at Atala village near the Orissa state capital Bhubaneswar.

Priests chanted mantras to seal the union, but the snake failed to come out of a nearby ant hill where it lives, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said.

A brass replica snake stood in for the hesitant groom.

"Though snakes cannot speak nor understand, we communicate in a peculiar way," Das, 30, told the agency.

"Whenever I put milk near the ant hill where the cobra lives, it always comes out to drink.

"I always get to see it every time I go near the ant hill. It has never harmed me," she added.

Villagers welcomed the wedding in the belief it would bring good fortune and laid on a feast for the big day.

Snakes and particularly the King Cobra are venerated in India as religious symbols worn by Lord Shiva, the god of destruction.

Das, from a lower caste, converted to the animal-loving vegetarian Vaishnav sect whose local elders gave her permission to marry the cobra, the world's largest venomous snake that can grow up to five metres.

"I am happy," said her mother Dyuti Bhoi, who has two other daughters and two sons to marry off.

"Bimbala was ill," Bhoi told local OTV channel. "We had no money to treat her. Then she started offering milk to the snake, she was cured. That made her fall in love."

Das has moved into a hut built close to the ant hill since the wedding.

Earlier this year, a tribal girl was married off to a dog on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.


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morning_rain   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 02-06-06 12:07:24

Interesting how India is a land of such contrasts.

On one side you have a world leader in technology

On the other side you have women being married off to animals.

Funny how these 'traditional villages' never seem to marry men off to animals.

Do these women have children? By whom? who are they really married to?

They will definately outlive their "husbands". Do they live their lives as widows afterwards?

Why dont social activists protest these kinds of things? Is there a law against this?


If people can marry animals in India, why is gay marriage not allowed?

??


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Pink Panther   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 02-06-06 12:12:58

Yep...only in India!

Hey, do you think they'll have kids?? :p

Personally, I think that was a very smart move on the womans behalf....she's married, yet she'll never have to pick up smelly socks off the bedroom floor, never have to put up with her other half playing NHL '06 for hours on end, never have to compromise on her choices on how to live her "married" life because, well let's face it, what does the snake know anyway??!!

Best of all, no in-laws!!!!

Sounds like wedded bliss to me.....:D


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tamilkuravan   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 02-06-06 12:21:07

Hey Yarr!
Please donot make fun. It is more of a religious symbol to bring good luck to the village / to please Gods.
The marriage was not meant for reciprocal pleasures. Please do understand this. This is common in Orissa, Rajasthan etc... Feeding a snake (esp. Kind cobra) with Milk and Egg is done all over India Incl. TN. The snake is worshiped as a God in the hindu culture.
TK A
Sidenote : I am glad that this marriage did not happen in Tamil Nadu.


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morning_rain   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 02-06-06 12:51:10

Quote:
Originally posted by tamilkuravan

Hey Yarr!
Please donot make fun. It is more of a religious symbol to bring good luck to the village / to please Gods.
The marriage was not meant for reciprocal pleasures. Please do understand this. This is common in Orissa, Rajasthan etc... Feeding a snake (esp. Kind cobra) with Milk and Egg is done all over India Incl. TN. The snake is worshiped as a God in the hindu culture.
TK A
Sidenote : I am glad that this marriage did not happen in Tamil Nadu.



Ok. I admit I dont know about hinduism as much as I should.
Is it sanctioned for hindu's to marry animals?

so who does this 'wife' get to procreate with?
Does she live a "barren" life. Isnt that worse..culturally speaking?

I do understand the worshipping of a snake as a god....im talking about marriage to one.




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Mishej India   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 02-06-06 12:59:15

Quote:
Originally posted by tamilkuravan


Sidenote : I am glad that this marriage did not happen in Tamil Nadu.



Hey thats double standards... its ok if it happens any other part of india but not TN huh??

Yeah i wonder why we dont hear of men being married off to animals....?

Anyhow i just posted it coz it was amazing that stuff like this is still happening in india. Feeding snakes etc ,I can undertsand...but married off to one...now thats taking things too far.

Well ,like i said....only in India.:)


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Pink Panther   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 02-06-06 13:16:49

Quote:
Originally posted by morning_rain

Quote:
Originally posted by tamilkuravan

Hey Yarr!
Please donot make fun. It is more of a religious symbol to bring good luck to the village / to please Gods.
The marriage was not meant for reciprocal pleasures. Please do understand this. This is common in Orissa, Rajasthan etc... Feeding a snake (esp. Kind cobra) with Milk and Egg is done all over India Incl. TN. The snake is worshiped as a God in the hindu culture.
TK A
Sidenote : I am glad that this marriage did not happen in Tamil Nadu.



Ok. I admit I dont know about hinduism as much as I should.
Is it sanctioned for hindu's to marry animals?

so who does this 'wife' get to procreate with?
Does she live a "barren" life. Isnt that worse..culturally speaking?

I do understand the worshipping of a snake as a god....im talking about marriage to one.







Actually I think TK was directing his post to me MR, as I was taking a light hearted view on the whole subject...so to answer TK, I was not making fun, I was actually pointing out the advantages for the woman!

And as for MR's questions regarding the subject matter, they are very good questions...now lets just see if someone can answer them...

And I'm sure alot of people will agree when MI says that they can't believe that stuff like this (still) goes on....I know I do.


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