The history of Farrukhabad style of printing can probably be traced back to when the city of Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, was founded by the first Bangash Nawab, Muhammad Khan. The Nawab made special provision and constructed separate quarters for the guild of calico printers.
Driven by folk tradition, the farmers of Tikanpur village along with their neighbouring villagers in Kendrapara district in Orissa organise a frog marriage ceremony to appease the rain god Indra and thereby bring rains to the parched land. A male and female frog is brought in and all rituals pertaining to a wedding are conducted with great pomp and ceremony, including the marriage procession, tying the nuptial knot and the wedding feast. The ceremony stems from the belief that the croaking of the frog is a harbinger of rain and so conducting a marriage of frogs is intended to propitiate Lord Indra and bring rain to the land.