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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Marries

9-Year-Old Girl Marries Dog in India

NEW DELHI, India - A 9-year-old girl was married to a stray dog in a ceremony attended by more than 100 guests in a village in India's eastern state of Bengal as part of a ritual intended to ward off a bad omen, newspapers reported Thursday.

The girl, Karnamoni Handsa, had to be married quickly to break an evil spell, according to the beliefs of her Santhal tribe in the remote village of Khanyan, the Hindustan Times said.

Karnamoni's tooth had grown on her upper gum, which Santhals consider a bad omen.

The girl's father, Baburam Handsa, a poor sharecropper, could not afford the expenses of marrying his daughter to a boy, so he saved money by making a street dog the groom on June 11, the paper reported.

Other news media also reported on the ritual, which does not interfere with the girl's life. She suffers no stigma and is free to marry later. She doesn't even need to divorce the dog.
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Marries

Umm...Odd. Very..Well, odd.
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Marries

And you wonder why countries are in turmoil. Hmm..
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Marries

odd....very odd indeed...
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to each his own
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Marries

Old, old Chinese customs have something like that, but it's not for warding off omens.

Let's say your family has only one son. Now, your son dies before getting married. So what do you do? Buy a bride and marry her to a frog, or dog, a toad.... anything that belongs to the groom's party. (I think even inanimate objects is game.)

Anyway, what this essentially does is buy you a daughter-in-law, who must take care of the elders as they age.

There are also marriage ceremonies that allow a bride to marry the dead. That is freaky.....

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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Marries

Some one should send her a big jar of peanut butter for the honeymoon.... Doggies like peanut butter


....not that I know from personal experience or anything. It just seems like everytime I get home my girlfriend has a big smile on her face and I can't make a PB&J sandwich....

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WetShrub : Some one should send her a big jar of peanut butter for the honeymoon.... Doggies like peanut butter


....not that I know from personal experience or anything. *It just seems like everytime I get home my girlfriend has a big smile on her face and I can't make a PB&J sandwich....
WHAT?
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Marries

Why do I get the feeling this thread is headed to the toilet.
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Marries

The heading had me feeling is was simply another Mormon marriage!!!!!
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Crash : Why do I get the feeling this thread is headed to the toilet. *

Do unto others, before some prick does it to you!

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