The bride wore a tiara and the groom wore just a collar and chain as several thousand guests enjoyed an elaborate Hindu wedding between two monkeys.
Monkeys are considered to be holy by India’s Hindu community. The three-year-old male monkey named Manu married his two-year-old bride, Jhumri. The female wore a red sari and a flower tiara.
The wedding ceremony was complete with music, dancing, fireworks and gifts. The bride even received a gold necklace from a local businessman.
“It was a unique experience for me. It was the first time I conducted a marriage between two animals. But I followed all the rituals that I do in human marriages”, priest Daitari Dash told the press.
It just goes to show that what may seem unusual to some is normal and sacred to others. And love is love – even a marriage among monkeys!