Married to a fruit II. by ~charke on deviantART

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‘Ee’ or ‘Bel Bivaha’ is an old Newari tradition that still is practiced. In this two day ceremony a young girl [before puberty] is symbolically married to a fruit called ‘Bel’ [Aegle Marmelos] which represents Lord Vishnu. It is believed that the girl will never have to be a widow since she is married to a god. The little girls are dressed in Nepalese marriage garbs, the red sari etcetera

i happened to visit one such ceremony yesterday when my cousin too was being married to the fruit they preform this ceremony in groups and yesterday’s group had 18 little brides

my cousin all dressed up

full view please