Bel Bibaha or Ehee is a ceremony in Newari community of Nepal
efore girls from the Newar community reach their puberty they are married to the wood-apple also called Bael. It is performed before the onset of menstruation when the girl is at the age of 5, 7 or 9. The ceremony is performed to protect the girls from the awful stigma of widowhood.
On Wednesday, 38 girls from Newar community in Patan gathered for the ceremony in Bangalamukhi temple…MORE