All around the world, different marriage traditions are followed. Because India is a diverse country, everyone has their own culture and traditions. The Dhurwa tribal culture exists in the state of Chhattisgarh, which has an unusual marriage tradition. Marriage between brothers and sisters is common in this society. If they do not comply, the society imposes a fine on them. However, within society, there is a growing desire to eliminate this tradition.
Marriage between cousins and sisters is customary in Dhurwa society. Not only that, but the practise of child marriage is also popular. The indigenous clans of Bastar perform the marriage rituals with water as a witness rather than fire. This custom has been practised for a long time. This nature-loving community created this tradition to limit wedding extravagance.
Bride, groom are married by sprinkling them with river water
According to media sources, the Dhurva community worships water as a witness in marriage and other auspicious activities. Water is regarded as the mother of these people. These people perform any task with the Kanker River as a backdrop. The bride and husband are subsequently doused with Kanker river water, and the wedding ceremonies are concluded. Their marriage is pretty simple.
Siblings are married
Dowry is strictly prohibited in this society. Perhaps this is why marriages between cousins and sisters are arranged. As a result, no transaction is required. Furthermore, the bride and groom have known one other since childhood. This would have made it easy to begin life as a householder. However, a debate has begun among society about this tradition. Some people are calling for a stop to it.
Child marriage practice
This society has a practice of child marriage. However, for marriage registration in the society, it has been stated that the minimum age for the girl is 18 years and the minimum age for the boy is 21 years. However, child marriages continue to occur in this country. Even if they don’t want to, girls are forced to marry undesired grooms.