Taking the initiative to appease the rain God in a novel way, the Udupi Citizens’ Forum in South Karnataka has a marriage of the frogs in this temple town on Sunday.
The two frogs were decked up in specially made outfits for the elaborate wedding ceremony. Several guests participated in the wedding.
The ritual began by catching a male and a female frog from two different villages and these were taken out in a decorated cycle auto before its wedding.
Interestingly, the frog couple will be sent on a honeymoon to Manna Palla near Manipal, also in Udupi. The intention is to appease the rain God who seems to have deserted the coastal district over the past few months. The people have been struggling to get water for drinking and other needs.