Munda married a dog because her fellow villagers believe that this curse should be passed onto the dog, and so that the man she will marry will be blessed with longevity.
|The Dog Wedding Ceremony (Photo Courtesy of Barcroft)|
Sri Amnmunda, Mangli's father, found a stray dog named "Sheru" and made him the groom in this 'Dog Wedding.'
The teenage girl is apprehensive at first about this ritual.
"I am not happy with this marriage," Mangli said.
I made her marry a dog. Many weddings like this have happened before. I've seen at least four or five weddings like this. There will be no problems in her life after she is married. -Sri Amnmunda, father of Munda.
|Sheru, the stray dog and the groom (Photo by Barcroft)|
The Hindu wedding expenses were shouldered by the girl's family. Sheru, the dog groom, even arrived in a chauffeur car and all the customs and rituals must be followed.
At the end of the day, this dog wedding was only for the traditional Hindu ceremony. The wedding was a success and villagers were optimistic that the curse was finally lifted.
Mangli is now free to find his Mr. Right since the wedding is not legally binding.
"Yes, I will marry a man one day. Every girl dreams of marrying a prince. I am waiting for him to come", Mangli said.
|Mangli Mandu waiting for her human husband (Barcroft)|
Source: Barcroft TV