Ehee (Bel Bibah) Ceremony

Ehee (Bel Bibah) Ceremony

Parmita Chakradhar from Thimi, Bhaktapur getting ready for 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 widow and the humiliation they have to face in widowhood even after the death of her husband.

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