Married Monkeys

Bhubaneswar (Orissa).

Married Monkeys

The monkey marriage took place some 200 km away from Bhubaneswar (Orissa). Some 3,000 villagers had attended an elaborate Hindu wedding ceremony for two monkeys on February 26, 2008. The guests were served a feast of rice, lentils, vegetables, fish and sweets. The “bride” was dressed in a five-metre long sari and decked in flowers. The “groom”, a three year-old male monkey named Manu, was taken by procession to a temple in the company of hundreds of bemused onlookers, accompanied by loud music, dancing and fireworks. The newlyweds were showered with gifts, including a gold necklace for the bride.