An unusual wedding took place when a man decided to marry a female rat, claiming the rodent was a reincarnation of his first wife.
Chidhatma Basu, 41, was left devastated when his wife died in a car accident earlier in January 2017.
He was left with four young children to look after and struggled for months, until one day, he made an unusual encounter.
Mr Basu said: “This little female rat showed up on my doorstep, and it had my wife’s eyes and nose.”
He claims he quickly understood that the rodent was the reincarnation of his deceased wife when he offered it a cookie.
He said: “I offered it my wife’s favorite cookies, and it devoured it just like she would have done.”
He claims the animal was immediately affectionate, and even looked at him the same way that his wife did.
It was then Mr. Basu consulted temple officials about the incident and was assured that the rat was, indeed, his reincarnated wife.
A wedding ceremony was quickly performed between the ‘loving’ couple by a Hindu priest who told Mr Basu he is extremely lucky.