Indians have always followed superstitions quite blindly. They try not to get indulged in any such activities, which can bring failure or bad luck to their way. Many still believe that cutting nails and hair on Saturdays bring bad luck or a small spot of kajal can protect anyone from 'Buri Nazar'.
They are many silly superstitions which are believed and followed religiously. And those who don't believe in such irrational beliefs, are forced to believe in them and are even asked to follow them. Even the daily soaps on Indian Television display superstitions and promote the funda of 'tonas & totkas'.
So, today let's take a look at many such strange practices in our country. Below is a list of 'weird wedding rituals' which are practiced in India. I bet these superstitions involved, will leave you baffled.
Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh is known for being one of the most beautiful places in India. But a ritual followed here is too unusual. You will be shocked to know that girls in Kinnaur are not allowed to marry a guy, rather if she wants to get into marital life, she has to marry each and every guy in groom's family.
Do you know there are a few places in India, where frogs are made to get married to appease Rain God Indra. Frogs are made to tie the knot with Vedic rites.
According to Indian traditions, girls leave their family post marriage and get into guy's family and even adopt the extended family's second name. But in Meghalaya, it is mandatory for every man to leave their parents after the wedding and is asked to stay with bride's family.
Yes, you read that right. People in Jharkhand still believe in ghosts and supernatural powers. And to safeguard young girls here, they are ordered to marry dogs. Because they firmly believe that this ritual can help girls ward off the evil powers around.
I was literally scared to know about this dangerous ritual, where cows trample men, on the day of Govardhan Puja in Madhya Pradesh. Because people here believe that performing this life-taking ritual will help them accomplish their dreams.
In Jodhpur, Rajasthan, bachelor males are beaten by the women in their locality. Women are allowed to beat eligible bachelors in a gathering. Hard to digest, but during this ritual, guys silently bear all the torture, coz they believe that getting beaten by women, helps them get hitched soon. *Wink*
On the day of Nag Panchami, devotee across India, worship snakes (Nagraj) and also give them a bath of milk.
In Saath Gumbaz, Mominpur, near Gulbarga, on the day of solar eclipse, disabled children are buried neck-deep in the mud. Coz people here believe that holiness of mud cures the children with mental and physical disabilities.