This brides a cow, and that's no bull. Actually, yes. Yes it is.
Last month, a bovine bride and groom were ceremoniously "married" in India's Madya Pradesh as part of a Hindu tradition to bring good luck to the region. More than 5,000 humans were also in attendance at the lavish wedding, which according to the Daily Mail, cost around $17,000 to put on.
The animals' owner, Gopal Patwari, organized the event tying Ganga the bull with Prakash the cow in the bonds of matrimony. Cows are considered sacred in Hinduism, so bringing the two animals together like this was only natural as times have been tough.
"Natural calamities like hailstorms and heavy rain occurred in nearby areas, destroying their crops. To prevent this from happening to our villages we organized this wedding on the advice of Sadhus and holy men," says Patwari. "From here on we hope Ganga and Prakash lead a happy life together, just like a normal man and wife. They will go on and have children who will be happy and prosperous."