Keeping aside sentiments and Animal Sacrifice Act aside, two snakes were wed to each other, by villagers, in Vizianagaram. The wedding celebrations took place on a grand scale, amidst rituals and a sumptuous lunch. The death of a 20-year-old girl sparked off the wedding. The girl's parents had approached an astrologer after her sudden death, who suggested that the snake wedding be performed by the parents. The couple fulfilled the vow, by inviting some families and performing the wedding. The snakes were said to have appeared in a selfie video taken by their daughter, prior to her death. The astrologer himself acted as chief priest at the wedding and claimed that this would ward off ill effects of Kalasarpadosham.