Bhopal, September 12: In a bizarre incident, two frogs who were married off to invoke rain gods for a good rainfall in Madhya Pradesh, have been divorced after torrential rains wrecked havoc in the state during this monsoon season. The frogs were married off at a grand ceremony in Bhopal nearly two months ago to appease the rain gods. However, due to incessant rainfall in the state, people in the state decided to divorce the two frogs, thinking it will reduce the rain fury in the state. Frogs' Married in Karnataka's Udipi District to Appease Rain Gods and Solve Water Scarcity (Watch Video).
According to a report by Aaj Tak, members of the Om Shiva Seva Shakti Mandal divorced the frogs on Wednesday to avoid more rains in the region. They performed certain rituals, chanted mantras and then separated the frogs in a traditional manner with a hope that this would bring relief to the people in Bhopal. The wedding ceremony of the two frogs took place on July 19 in drought-stricken Bhopal. People in the region believed that the wedding would please Lord Indra (Hindu god of rains) and bring rains in the region. In the last 24 hours, Bhopal has recorded 48 mm of heavy rains.
Moreover, the Karbala bridge in Sehore submerged due to overflowing Siwan river after incessant rainfall in the region. According to reports, the state has received 26 per cent more rainfall than normal and flood-like conditions have formed in most parts of the state till September 11. Frogs' Married in Karnataka's Udipi District to Appease Rain Gods and Solve Water Scarcity (Watch Video)
In the last week, the IMD had issued a heavy rainfall alert for the 32 districts in Madhya Pradesh. In its weather bulletin, the IMD had stated that a low pressure area lies over northeast Madhya Pradesh and its neighbouring areas which will bring torrential rains to the region. In the wake of the changing weather conditions, the state has been receiving widespread rains with isolated heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy fall over West Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh Rains: All Government And Private Schools in Bhopal And Other Districts Shut Today Due to Heavy Rainfall.
As of September 11, Madhya Pradesh has received 26 per cent more rainfall than normal and flood-like conditions have formed in most parts of the state. On Sunday, rains in Bhopal almost broke the 13-year-old record of most rains recorded in a city.