Indian farmers stage 'frog wedding' ritual to bring rain
Published Jun 30 2012, 19:06 BST | By Alison Rowley
Farmers in Berhampur, India have staged a 'frog wedding' in an attempt to bring rain to the region.
After weeks of intense, dry heat, residents decided to carry out the age-old ritual, which is believed to please the rain gods.
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A full Hindu wedding ceremony took place at a local temple, as attendees blew trumpets and sang songs.
The frog 'couple' were adorned with flowers and tinsel as locals chanted Hindu hymns and farmers put colourful streaks of powder on the female frog's head.
It seems the custom may have worked, as reports suggest that the current weather in Berhampur is stormy with "100% chance of precipitation".> Picture: World's smallest frog> Real-life 'Frogger' goes wrong