Ehee (Bel Bibah) Ceremony

The Newar community of Nepal marries their virgin daughter to Bel (wood apple) in a ceremony called Ehee “ईही” (Bel Bibaha in Nepali) long before her actual marriage. It is believed that Ehee saves the girl from evil spirits. This pro-women practice protects the girl from becoming a widow and the humiliation they have to face in widowhood even after the death of her husband.