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Religion Isn't Silly at All!

Indian Youth Weds Hill To Ward off Curse

from AFP

RANCHI, India - A teenage boy in a tribal village in eastern India wed a hill in order to appease its goddess and remove a curse placed on his mother, a report said.

The boy, Robin, married a hill named Lakshmi after the goddess of prosperity in the presence of a large number of witnesses in Jharkand state, the Hindustan Times said.

The boy's mother, who had fallen and hurt herself while trying to climb the hill, believed the goddess was unhappy with her. She started to pray to Lakshmi and after three months the deity visited her in a dream.

"The hill goddess asked me to get my son married with her. The marriage will help in getting rid of her curse," said Keswar Devi, who lives in Bordih village, some 105 miles southeast of the state capital Ranchi.

"I requested my son and he agreed for the marriage."

On Tuesday, Robin wore a traditional bridegroom's outfit and set out on foot with a large festive party from his village to the hill three kilometers away.

The 400 villagers washed the hill with water and Robin placed a garland at the top.

After the priest performed the wedding rituals, a reception was thrown by the groom's family.

"I have accepted the hill as my wife," said Robin. "I have no remorse."


Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

You know we really have not evolved that musch after all.

October 16, 2006 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Panda Rosa said...

One question: Did it work?

October 28, 2006 1:44 AM  
Blogger Darren said...

I hear the sex is great. Dirty, filthy sex.

November 10, 2006 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darren - Wow, you read my mind! My line of thinking went straight from the wedding to the wedding night. Huh. Makes as much sense as anything else, really. - Kathy in Kentucky

November 25, 2006 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So wait did he marry the hill or the godess? shiit I'd do her sex with a godess with four arms yummmm

April 27, 2007 7:18 AM  
Blogger Mecha malu said...

He should've married an xbox360

October 03, 2008 3:10 PM  
Blogger Tyrvald said...

The hill is the goddess, Anonymous! She has corporeal and ethereal form just as anything, matter and energy, form and consciousness. When we pagans (including Hindus) say we love nature, we really really mean it! ...and unlike followers of modern religion we are able to laugh at ourselves. Sexuality is everywhere in organic polytheism. Perhaps the goddess will be kind enough to manifest in human form, so he can be with a mortal woman while still honoring his vows.

November 18, 2009 6:53 AM  

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