Indians have always followed superstitions blindly. They try not to indulge in any such activities, that leads to failure or brings bad luck. 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.
There are many silly superstitions which are believed and followed religiously across India. 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 promote such 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 that are practised in India:
Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh is counted among one of the most beautiful places in India. But you will be shocked to know that girls in Kinnaur are not allowed to marry just one guy, instead, 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 married to appease rain God Indra.
According to Indian traditions, girls leave their family post marriage and live with the guy's family and adopt his family 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 evilness and negativity around.
I was literally scared when I first read about this tradition, 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, eligible bachelors are beaten by the women from their locality. Hard to digest, but during this ritual, guys silently bear all the torture, because they believe that it would help them get hitched soon. *Wink*
On the day of Nag Panchami, devotee across India, worship snakes (Nagraj) and also give them a bath milk.
In Saath Gumbaz, Mominpur, near Gulbarga, on the day of solar eclipse, disabled children are buried neck-deep in the mud. Because people here believe that holiness of mud cures the children with mental and physical disabilities.