Bahra: Marking the Coming-of-Age


BAHRA: Marking the Coming-of-Age “Bahra or Bahra Tayegu” in Newar language literally means “to mark the age of puberty.” Sometimes it is referred to as “to make menstruation come out.” This custom is carried out after Ihi – a ritual follow through when a girl turns the odd age of 5, 7, 9, or 11. In Ihi, the girl is being married to a Bel … Continue reading Bahra: Marking the Coming-of-Age