A Fruit as a Bridegroom?


Newah people still practice child marriage! A little girl, at one point of her life before her puberty, gets dressed up as an adult bride and gets married. Don’t get goosebumps! Nevertheless, this is a ritual phenomena known as Ihi. In this process, a girl goes through certain rituals that confirms her getting married with a god, understandably Shiva to ensure that the girl becomes and remains fertile in her life.

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