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ANI: When a banyan tree married the peepal tree

Melaghat Khatima (Uttarakhand), May 13 : Amid the rhythmic beating of drums and singing, many villagers in Uttarakhand married off two trees in a specially organized wedding ceremony on Sunday.

As a banyan tree’s branches got entwined with that of a peepal tree, many superstitious villagers read a love story in it and declared them as a “couple”.

Villagers say, the trees’ wedding was organised following an age-old ritual and it would ward off any likely ills. [more]