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7 yr old girl weds dog to ward off evil

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Girl Weds Dog to Ward Off 'Evil Eye'

By Associated Press

NEW DELHI - A 7-year-old girl wed a stray dog as part of a ritual to ward off the "evil eye" on her and her family in eastern India, a news agency reported Wednesday.

Shivam Munda's upper teeth appeared before her lower teeth _ considered a bad omen by members of the Santhal ethnic group to which she belongs, the Press Trust of India said in a report from Dhanbad, a coal mining town in the eastern state of Bihar.

Kundan Munda, a coal mine worker, said his daughter married the dog only to "remove the evil eye," a superstitious belief that some misfortune could befall her and the family, and that she would be free to marry a man later.

Friends and family participated in three days of traditional ceremonies and festivities that are part of a Santhal tribal marriage, Munda said, according to the report.

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Comments

1.
fast eddieComment by fast eddie - February 22, 2006, 6:32 pm
I will wed dog to win Powerball. lol.
2.
TenajComment by Tenaj - February 22, 2006, 9:56 pm
What's the big deal? Women wed dogs everyday. It's like that song say....Why must I be like that, why must I chase the cat, nothing but the dog in me.LOL

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