Wed, May 25, 2016, 04:46 PM
A 13-year-old girl, Padmavathi from Karnataka, was made to marry Lord Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy, the local deity at Raidurgam in Ananthapur. This rare custom is being followed by the people here from generations. A girl from a weaver's family, is married to the Lord, every year. Later, the girl is married normally like others. The belief is that when such a girl goes to her in-laws house, the Lord accompanies her to bless the whole family with wealth.