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Man marries dog to lift curse 印度男子娶狗解厄

Selvakumar garlands his bride at their wedding ceremony, Nov. 11, 2007.PHOTO: AFP

An Indian farmer has married a dog. He thinks the marriage will help him overcome what he believes is a curse caused by him having killed two dogs.

The 34-year-old farmer, Selvakumar, fell on bad fortune 15 years ago after killing the dogs. A few days later, his hearing and speech became bad, and he was unable to walk.

Doctors were clueless, but an astrologer told him he was cursed by the spirits of the dogs. He could undo the curse only if he married a dog, the astrologer said.

After a long search for a suitable bride, Selvakumar managed to get a four-year-old bitch from a friend. The "lovers" had a Hindu wedding earlier this month.

The canine bride, named Selvi, was adorned in flowers and brought to the temple by village women. A Hindu priest conducted the ceremony.

"The dog is only for lifting the curse and after that, he plans to get a real bride," a friend of the groom said.(STAFF WRITER, WITH AFP)









1. curse n.

詛咒 (zu3 zhou4)

例: The strange lady put a curse on me!


2. fortune n.

命運 (ming4 yun4)

例: "Your fortune will turn," the gypsy said.


3. astrologer n.

占星家 (zhan1 xing1 jia1)

例: Maureen likes to go see astrologers.


4. Hindu adj.

印度教的 (yin4 du4 jiao4 de5)

例: Terry went to a Hindu temple in India.


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