Six-year-old brother and sister twins have shocked many after they got married in a lavish Buddhist wedding ceremony in Thailand because their parents believe that they were lovers in past lives.
According to DailyMail, when the young boy, nicknamed Guitar, and his sister, Kiwi, were born in September 2012, their parents immediately knew they would have to be wedded because Buddhists believe that male and female twins have ‘karma’ from relationships in a previous life and have been re-born together, because the debt has not been settled.
It was gathered that if the twins do not marry as quickly as possible, they would experience bad luck in the future.
The twin’s father Amornsan Sunthorn Malirat, 31, and mother, Phacharaporn, 30, arranged a lavish ceremony costing the equivalent of thousands of pounds for their children in Samut Prakan on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, last Monday. Amornsan said:
“The reason for the marriage ceremony is because we believe that both the children used to be a partners in the past life. This is a belief we have inherited from ancient people.“We must arrange a wedding for the two twins as a solution to the issues they had before they were re-born. If they are married, they will live healthy and successful lives and not be sick.”
The twins 30-years-old mother, Phacharaporn, said:
“They were both so sweet during their wedding. They will be the best of friends for the rest of their lives. They’ll be able to find their own husband or wife when they’re older. But this ceremony will always be important for them.”
The traditional ceremony featured a street procession followed by a game where the groom had to pass through nine ‘gates’ before he could meet the bride. Dozens of guests including friends of the family, relatives, and neighbors turned out for the ceremony.
The young boy then had to pay a dowry of 200,000 baht in cash and gold worth the equivalent of £1,000 before marrying her.
The ‘couple’ then posed together with their arms around each other for wedding pictures.
Watch the video Below: