Cow And Bull Get Married In Wedding Ceremony Costing $17,000 | Photos
More than 5,000 villagers turned up to watch sacred cow Ganga and Prakash get hitched during the 1 million rupee Hindu ceremony held near Indore in Madya Pradesh.
A cow and a bull have been married off in a lavish Indian wedding – costing $17,000.
The nuptials were organised by Ganga’s guardian, Gopal Patwari, to save the region’s harvest from a ‘natural disaster’.
He said: “Natural calamities like hailstorms and heavy rain occurred in nearby areas, destroying their crops.
To prevent this from happening to our villages we organised this wedding on the advice of Sadhus and holy men.
We have been told this will maintain peace in our village.”
The wedding took two months to organise and invitations were sent to 10,000 residents of three closely connected villages, encouraging them to donate what they could spare.
Most are farmers growing wheat, barley, beans and cotton and so heavily depend on a good harvest to survive. They will go on and have children who will be happy and prosperous. We expect Hindus of our village not to forget our holy cow and remember their religion.
The next generations especially should not forget. We want more weddings like this to take place in the future.”