Unusual News: Dog Helps Woman Break Family Curse

Life With Dogs is reader-supported. We may earn a small commission through products purchased using links on this page.

For Americans, weddings between a woman and a dog just aren’t normal, but in India, such customs still exist and it has nothing to do with animal abuse or bestiality. Eighteen-year-old Mangli Munda from Jharkhand, India, recently married a dog after the village holy man told her and her parents that the family had been cursed. According to the spiritual man and village traditions, the curse could only be broken if the girl married a dog.


In many of India’s small villages, people believe that if a cursed woman marries a dog, the curse will be passed on to the dog and the woman will then be free of evil spells. Marrying a dog then guarantees the woman will marry a second time, but this time it will be with a man and the marriage will be a happy and prosperous one.

Munda was not too excited to be marrying a dog, but to please her parents and to not break away from tradition she accepted the ceremony. At least the dog she married will benefit from this odd tradition.

The groom was a local stray named Sheru, who from no on will no longer live on the streets or fend for himself. Munda now has to care day and night fro her four-legged husband. The wedding ceremony makes him a family pet.

Based on the wedding video (watch it below), Sheru wasn’t too excited to be getting married or becoming a house pet, but at least he got to ride on a car and will be cared for from now on.

40 thoughts on “Unusual News: Dog Helps Woman Break Family Curse”

  1. The truth is this- “cursed” or women who were born when the stars were not perfectly aligned, marry dogs or trees to pass on the curse to them, so that either the tree or the dog would eventually die with the curse & the woman could marry a man. There’s nothing amazing about this. It’s a rather disgraceful custom and shows how ignorant & uneducated they are. Put an end to it!! Dogs are family. Why would you want to curse them with whatever it is that supposedly you were born with? If you believe in c**p like that, then you deserve the fate it brings.

    • You are a nasty, bitter individual with an obnoxious attitude…I pity anyone who comes into contact with you!

  2. This isnt really unusual,in India ppl r too superstious,ppl go to anylimits,wat shagun said is rite,ppl make d girls marry a tree,there is all kinf of shit,and the worst part is even the educated mass believe in such stupidity
    Just a Sad truth 🙁

  3. If we only focus on the title, and think of the way things are worldwide, significantly speaking, dogs do help break any curse; but the ones we carry in our minds, our emotions. It is an odd tradition, however, I believe every home should “marry” a dog, and we’ll have a more stable- emotional life; therefore, our entire village will benefit from it.


Leave a Comment