Teenager Forced to Marry Stray DOG in World’s Most Bizarre Wedding Ceremony

David Raven, Mirror (London), September 3, 2014

A teenager married a DOG during a lavish Indian wedding in front of at least 70 guests.

Unhappy Mangli Munda, 18, from a remote part of eastern India, was told by village elders that marrying the confused canine would ward off an evil spell.

A local guru told her parents the teenager possessed ill-luck and that marrying a man would bring destruction to the family and her community.

The baffled dog, Sheru, was brought to the wedding in a chauffeur driven car and welcomed by revellers.

Mangli, who has not been to school, said she was not happy to wed a dog, but insisted that it will help change her fortunes.

The hesitant bride said: “I am marrying a dog because the village elders believe that my evil spell will be passed on to the dog.

“After that is done, the man I will marry will have a long life.”

Mangli’s father Sri Amnmunda agreed and even found a stray dog named Sheru as a match for his daughter.


Sri added: “Many weddings like this have taken place in our village and also the other neighbouring villages. This is a custom that we thoroughly believe in.”

According to the village’s customs, the marriage will not affect Mangli’s life, and she will be free to marry again later without divorcing the dog.


At the wedding ceremony, people danced to traditional drumming, while around 70 relatives and local villagers attended the wedding.

“Apart from the fact that the groom is a dog, we followed all customs. We respect the dog as much as we would respect a normal groom,” said Mangli’s mother Seems Devi.

“We had to spend money on this wedding in the same way as we would in a normal wedding. But that is the only way we can get rid of her bad luck and ensure the benevolence of the village.”

Now with the marriage ceremony over, Mangli has to take care of the dog and raise him as a pet for the next few months.

Mangli added: “I will marry a man one day. It is the dream of every girl to marry a prince charming. So I am also waiting for my prince.”




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  • D.B. Cooper

    Okay, THIS is a country where 10,000,000 men are having trouble finding a wife due to infanticide and aborting females?

    • GM (Australia)

      And our prime minister is presently negotiating a uranium export and free trade agreement with these people (India) also. It’s quite scary.
      Where are the human rights protesters, where are the feminists and their shrill protests about all of these bizarre abuses in that country? This includes the sati where this poor young woman could expect to be cremated live if her dog/husband dies!

      • xyz234

        The practice of suttee was ended by British colonalists.

  • Tim

    The only people that ever really loved me were my brother, my girl, my best friend and my dog. I`d rather marry my dog than my best friend…

    • The only people who totally, fanatically love me are my wife, my sergeant, my mother and my daughter, in no particular order.

  • They should do that more often over there.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Did they consummate the marriage doggy style?

  • MekongDelta69

    But WAIT – Isn’t it drummed into our heads every day that we are all the same?!

    • Dirk_Pitt

      Yes, yes we are. All cultures are equal and valid. If those people come to the west they will enrich us and contribute to our pensions.

  • MekongDelta69

    ONLY if you and the dog are the same sex!

    Otherwise, that would make you an evil ‘homophobe’… or maybe a ‘dogophobe’… or maybe a ‘homodogophobe.’
    (It’s tough to be a leftist – you have to keep thinking up new, idiotic words for ‘hate’!)

    • People who won’t have sex with corpses are just a pack of necrophobes. They’re not really dead, only metaphysically-challenged. When I die, I want to be placed in a wheelchair with no ID and sent on an international airplane trip. The ultimate practical joke is using your own corpse.

      It’s probably illegal, but what are the cops going to do, arrest me?

  • Adolf Verloc

    The ag students at college must have been putting me on. I didn’t realize that “animal husbandry” was meant to be taken literally.

    • gemjunior

      Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!! Animal Husbandry! Excellent quip.

  • ZB01


  • Are these the brilliant subcontinentals who will replace us? Someone having a formal wedding with a dog has me a bit curious about this.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      I bet the dog knows more about fixing Microsoft Windows problems than anyone else in that photo.


      • Howard W. Campbell

        The villagers probably sound like the typical person you get at the Microsoft help desk.

        • Jack Burton

          I called them one time, terrible accents, couldn’t understand them.

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            I had a Filipino girl in one of my college classes who worked at a call center in the Philippines. I can’t remember who she worked for, or if it was even a software company. She told me two interesting things. 1) The workers had to go to special schools to learn how to speak correctly and lose their accent. 2) Many of the workers became very stressed out, and had to get medical help, because Americans would constantly yell at them and call them names because they couldn’t understand them.


          • I am always polite with the women and completely insulting to the men.

          • Jack Burton

            I’m nice until someone gives me a reason not to be, including passive-aggressive behavior, which most people don’t recognize. I have dealt with enough women to fully understand that type of aggression and willful stupidity.

            You see, that’s part of the problem. Men understand consequences, they know they are under threat by other men. Women think they can be deceptive and talk tough without reprisal. I’ve had to straighten willful bitches out over the phone a few times.

          • Usually Much Calmer

            I’ve met plenty of people from the Philippines here in the states and they are intelligible. The call center Filipinos have been trained in some strange ‘Esperanto’ accent which sounds unlike anything else and is not intelligible at all.

            I’m sorry about their health problems but I am glad that some how some way the woeful inadequacy of the arrangement is apparent.

          • Jack Burton

            I didn’t insult them, but these people clearly had very little training and they hadn’t lost their accents at all.

            I remember another time I called for some hardware tech support, talked to an Indian who had no idea what he was doing, went round and round with him for 15 minutes to no avail. I then called back, got a white tech guy, he told me the correct information in 15 seconds.

      • thegodsofeden

        You might even be able to understand the dog on the phone when you call for tech support.

    • Jack Burton

      India’s average IQ is lower than American blacks, at 82.

      The difference is India did historically have an intellectual elite, a priestly class, the Brahmin, blacks never did. So you have a small elite of Indians who are intelligent.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    If I had a choice between that Indian woman and the dog, I would marry the dog. The dog would complain less.


  • Leon NJ

    Oh jesus…

  • Conrad

    If I were the dog, I’d really be pissed off for being so degraded.

  • More H-1Bs for India!

  • Rhialto

    After I read the headline, I was relieved that the marriage was consummated in India rather than the UK.

  • Sloppo

    I don’t understand the criticism about this. Dogs bleed the same color as we do. We’re all the same.

    • Alexandra1973

      Yeah! That’s speciesism!

  • “And when she bent over,Rover took over”

  • Alexandra1973

    I wonder what PETA has to say about this, just curious.

    • IstvanIN

      PETA could care less about the girl.

      • Alexandra1973

        I figured that. But the dog…are they going to whine about whether certain acts are consensual or not?

        Imagine the barrel of worms they can open.

        I’m still shaking my head over this. Who in their right mind marries a dog?

        • IstvanIN

          I never thought of that. You think the girl might give the dog worms?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    This first strikes you as a story too ridiculous even for the old “Weekly World News”, but once you find out it happened in a backwards, nonwhite country, it suddenly becomes nothing special.

    • thegodsofeden

      I was thinking, “They outdid ‘The Onion’, and in real-time no less.” Bravo.

  • none of your business

    Sounds like an excuse to have a party. In India does the bride’s pay for the whole thing? In this case the groom’s parents couldn’t chip in. I think the village elders wanted a party and found a family with an 18 year old single girl with enough money to throw a big party
    How much did the elders get for a blessing?

  • tancred guiscard

    Finally, a religion i can get behind!

  • Who Me?

    Talk about keeping her husband on a leash!

  • Paleoconn

    I don’t get it.

  • Paleoconn

    Remember: all cultures are equal.

  • none of your business

    Marrying a dog is not the worst thing that can happen to an Indian women. Father in law attacks on daughters in law are common and accepted in both hindu and muslim religions.

    New Delhi: In a chilling reminder of the Imrana case, yet another young woman from Muzaffarnagar who allegedly fell victim to her father-in-law’s sexual assault faces a bleak future after mullahs declared that the husband of the victim will be treated as her son.

    The 28-year-old victim alleged that her husband has been working in Dubai for the last two years and her father-in-law has been sexually assaulting her at gun point since 2013.
    She remained silent because he used to threaten to kill her. He also video recorded his act and threatened to make it public if she opened her mouth.

    When she told her husband about it, he blamed her for making a false allegation against his father.
    When she finally told her parents, they suggested her to take legal action against her rapist father-in-law.

    She created ruffles in the local administration and the Muslim community on Thursday by moving an application before District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma to arrest her father-in-law and allow her to abort her seven-month pregnancy.
    After the application by the victim, clerics jumped into the case and declared that the husband of the victim will be treated as her son.

    Avoiding any comment against the father-in-law who repeatedly raped and blackmailed the victim, Maulana Mohammad Nazar of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind said: “As per the Sharia law, the baby in her womb is her husband’s brother. Her husband must divorce her, even if his father looked at his wife with lust.”
    In 2007, Imrana’s case, which was broadly similar with the clerics declaring her marriage null and void after she was raped by her father-in-law, had led to a tsunami of criticism of the mullahs who have been treading cautiously on inter-personal issues ever since.

  • none of your business

    She probably had some skin bleach treatments for the wedding.


    Pass for White? Not by my standards!

  • “Sri added: ‘Many weddings like this have taken place in our village and also the other neighbouring villages. This is a custom that we thoroughly believe in.'”

    Yet another vibrant enriching equally valid cultural practice soon coming to a majority-White nation near you. The next cause celebre after the media’s passion for homosexual marriage peters out?

  • JP Rushton

    “Now, adult polygamous and adult incestuous marriages may have to become legal some day”

    They will. The Muslims want the polygamy and once it’s found out how many blacks are inbred, incest will become accepted.

  • KenelmDigby

    And we are being lectured by the political class nonstop that we MUST import Indians into the west in order to keep the hi-tec business going.

    • joe pat

      Average IQ in India is only 83, even lower than American blacks.

  • none of your business

    Did the article say if the dog was male or female spayed or not spayed? I Can’t bear to read it again.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      Yeah, we don’t want this pair of freaks breeding inter-species dravidian-canine offspring, heeee.

  • (Indian accent). “Hello, you have reached Microsoft customer service. My name is Rover. How can I help you?”

    • Ella

      LOL…..I can see a Youtube parody on this one!

  • Usually Much Calmer

    Am I the only one who noticed that this unfortunate woman is the fairest complected person in this photo and then wondered if that was her ‘curse’?

  • NoMosqueHere

    They should have at least found her a Great Dane.

  • I don’t know what to say about this . . . except . . “I’ll be doggone”

  • Bill Moore


    I’ve been talking to people for the past few years about marrying my cat.

    They express surprise, and I explain the benefits of marrying my cat. First, there will be a reduction in my yearly taxes. Second, when I start to collect social security, I will get much more as a married man. Third, the cat’s medical bills will be paid, since she will be my spouse. If my income declines, I can get more benefits (paid utilities, food stamps, etc.) if married than I can as a single man. If the cat has kittens, does each one count as a dependent? The whole thing could be very lucrative.

    As unusual as it sounds, there are already many men who marry their sons. The benefits in the above paragraph apply, and there is the additional benefit of reduced taxes when the father or son dies.

    What would happen if I just marry my cat, and let them try to stop me from grabbing the benefits?

    Bill Moore

  • The legal issue that would quickly arise with polygamy is how an estate would be sorted out by a court without the survivors filing lawsuits against one another.

    • Bunky

      A federal judge has already ruled that the polygamy laws in Utah were unconstitutional.
      I think he stayed his ruling waiting on appeal.
      The sister wives TV show people were very happy.

  • OS-Q

    A stray? So he’s not even from a good family? Heaven forbid sharing a cake or a salad bar with them

  • AndrewInterrupted

    I wonder if the LGBTQ Nation is trying to recruit this new group?

  • Ella

    I think Mangli has the best male partner out of the male-losing superstitious villagers. Mangli with her dog needs to leave the village and find her prince elsewhere.

  • thegodsofeden

    Ah, an anchor bride. Much like the anchor babies in the US. Very, very cunning.

  • thegodsofeden

    Maybe that’s the euphemism they use for “being possessed by ill luck”.