The Donkeys Are Getting Married

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Thu Aug 23 22:35:29 UTC 2001

Villagers hope donkey weddings will end drought - Ananova Alerting

Farmers in a drought-stricken Indian district have conducted marriage
ceremonies for donkeys to appease the rain god.

Donkeys are considered to be down-trodden. People believe doing them a
deed will bring good luck.

Villagers from Kurlapalli in Andhra Pradesh state carried out the
in a bid to end a prolonged drought and successive crop failures.

In neighbouring Atmakur, people offered 101 pots of water to local
after carrying them nearly one kilometre.

Unmarried men and women also conducted special religious rituals and
special prayers, reports Mid-Day newspaper.

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