- Mangli Munda was believed by her village elders to be cursed
- Village elders told her parents that in order to get rid of the curse, she has to marry a dog
- They picked up a stray dog and performed a very unusual marriage ceremony between Munda and the dog
Talk about weird! Probably one of the most disturbing marriages recorded in modern history, this 18-year-old Indian girl was forced by village elders to marry a dog so that her evil curse would go away.
The girl’s father was even the one who ensured that the marriage ceremony happens and that the villagers were all happy. He even blessed the unusual union.
The dog which the girl, Mangli Munda, got married to was not even her pet. It was a stray dog which unfortunately became the subject of the villagers’ fancy. The worst is that Munda’s parents did nothing to oppose or even shield their daughter, but obeyed wholeheartedly and believed that their daughter was cursed and that a dog-marriage will free her from evil.
In a country that up to now believes in century-old traditions, weird marriages are common. This is still prevalent in many villages, despite the fact that a large portion of India has already made a paradigm shift in terms of their beliefs, customs and culture.
One unacceptable custom in some Indian villages is that a girl who gets raped is the one at fault, not the rapist. In fact, some families do not like it when they give birth to baby girls and would rather opt for abortion or even go to the extent of burying baby girls.
Mangli Munda’s case is just one among the many Indian girls who are not given the highest of respects in Indian communities. Munda, despite not liking the idea of being married to a dog, was compelled to follow as a sign of respect to village elders.
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The only good thing about Munda’s marriage to the stray dog was that the dog and Munda were not expected to create little dog-Indian babies. The stray dog husband became the girl’s pet. It was tied outside the house, and Munda can still find a man-husband later on.-SD, Kami Media