Tree marriage performed to appease rain god in Coimbatore

June 13th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by ANI  

By Jehova G

Coimbatore, June 13 (ANI): People in many villages in south India continue to live by the belief that their traditional practices, rituals and superstitions will invariably help them lead a better life.

In one such instance, people in a Coimbatore village organised a symbolic wedding of a Neem and Banyan tree on Saturday to appease Rain God.

Organised by Hindu traditions, the special ceremony was attended by hundreds of villagers who supported the view that by organising such a wedding, they could ensure a good rainfall and which would ultimately save them from a miserable life.

“For 35 years a Neem tree and a Banyan tree, standing adjacent to it, have been growing. We believe that if we conduct a spiritual marriage of these trees, there will be good shower and welfare in our village. We are very confident we will get good shower after this marriage,” said Kanakaraj, a devotee.

The priest performed the marriage with a large number of devotees. After the marriage, devotees offered prayers.

A special lunch followed the ceremony for all believers. (ANI)

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