Pythons married in Cambodia wedding ceremony to bring peace and prosperity

By on Jan 4, 2011 in Asia, Weird Comments

Two pythons were married in Svay Rolum, a village in Cambodia on Monday, both being believed to be ‘magic’ snakes and were said to bring peace and prosperity, according to international news sites.

The wedding ceremony, which took about two hours and was witnessed by hundreds of villagers, involved a 200-pounds (90-kilograms), 16-foot (4.8 meters) long female python named Chamrouen.

On the other hand, the ‘groom’ was named Kroung Pich and a bit smaller snake, and was found about 12 days ago by a 44-year old childless woman who treated the snake like her own son.

“We married these pythons to ask for health and prosperity in our village.” Neth Vy, owner of Chamrouen told the news, adding that she found the snake 16 years ago and the condition of their family had improved consistently since then.

“We were told (by fortunetellers) that the two pythons are husband and wife and they need to live together, and if we don’t marry them we will meet bad luck.” Vy said.

Meanwhile, the python wedding was ended by two Buddhist monks who blessed the newly weds snakes as flowers were showered to them by villagers while a wedding song is being played.

Apparently, most Cambodians are Buddhists who believed that spirits dwell in all kinds of living and non-living things, and they have superstitious belief that a celebration should take place if an odd animal appears on their place.

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