Ash to wed a peepal tree?

Wednesday, 29 November 2006 - 11:16pm IST
The path of love is not easy, but Aishwarya may not have seen the troubles she’ll have to go through to get the man of her dreams.

Ok, someone did say the path of true love is not easy…but obviously Aishwarya might not have foreseen the troubles she’ll have to go through to get the man of her dreams. After having to stay awake an entire night for a series of poojas, the buzz is that she just might have to get married to a peepal tree in Varanasi before she is “fit” to marry Abhishek.

 

It’s a common practice amongst traditional minded Indians who believe that marrying a ‘manglik’ girl could be dangerous for the life of her spouse. So to ward off the evil, the girl is made to marry a tree, which is said to take on the bad effects of Mars.

 

Says Mumbai-based strologer Pt Ravi Krishna, “A ‘manglik’ girl has to go through all the wedding rituals with the tree before she gets married to her actual husband. She has to get a ‘mangalsutra’ (black thread tied around the neck of a bride by the bridegroom during the wedding) tied and also has to do ‘pheras’ around the tree.”

 

Well, what can we say? The most beautiful woman in the world getting married to a tree to ward off the ‘manglik’ (Mars) effect on her? Well, it happens only in India!

 




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