I Woof! 5,000 people gather at bizarre marriage ceremony between dogs
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I Woof! 5,000 people gather at bizarre marriage ceremony between dogs

Mfonobong Akpan

Like any other traditional Hindu marriage ceremony held in the village of Pawara in the northern Indian State of Uttar Pradesh, more than 5,000 humans gathered to celebrate two dogs tie the knot.

The bride and groom were dressed in children’s clothes. The energetic groom, Shagun, was bathed and then dressed in smart black trousers and a pink top, before being escorted to the wedding by his owner Basant Tripathy.

A podium was built, on which the bride, Shaguniya, and her handsome groom ‘exchanged’ garlands and said ‘I woof’ to raucous cheers.

Jung, the father of the bitch, told MailOnline: ‘I raised her like my own daughter. Today, I am giving her hand in marriage to Shagun. I wish the couple a happy married life together.’

Excited guests danced to music played by an orchestra and traditional Indian cuisine was served to hungry revellers.

Jung gave Shaguniya a tearful send off as his beloved pet departed in the car with the groom.

Guests said the unusual ceremony was a ‘historic one’, which demonstrated Indian society’s love for their dogs. See pictures below:

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