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I really love the work of the photographer James Morgan.** He takes me all over the world--like to a Newar wedding ceremony:

Mr. Morgan explains the photo:
Among Newar people in Nepal, young girls are first married to a bael fruit, as in this image. They will later be married to the sun. The third marriage is to a man
Source on Twitter; source on Instagram

Fascinating! I just can't stop thinking about the possibilities of consecutive marriages like this--it's sparked a story in me, I think. I can feel it tingling to get out.

If you'd like a little more on the Newar marriage traditions, here's a post that goes into more detail about the marriage to the bael fruit, and here's one about the second marriage, the one to the sun. (My story won't be about their marriage traditions; I'm intending on taking the idea somewhere else.)

**You can follow him on Instagram or Twitter, if you're on either of those platforms, or just check out his website.

This entry was originally posted at https://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/880152.html. Comments are welcome at either location.


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Mar. 19th, 2018 12:45 pm (UTC)
Oh I know that in our customs if someone is born in a certain path of stars (my best way I can explain) they are married to either a Sword if you are a girl or to Tulsi / Holi Basil if you are a boy. But never heard this custom. Very interesting..
Mar. 19th, 2018 12:50 pm (UTC)
How wonderful! Did you know anyone who was married either to a sword or to Holi Basil?
Mar. 19th, 2018 02:34 pm (UTC)
Nope I dont know anyone personally. Typical such kind of events are not told to anyone...they are done hush hush within the family as they are afraid that the boy or girl will not get a good match if the word spreads about their faulty stars.
Mar. 19th, 2018 02:45 pm (UTC)
Ah, so it's a bad thing rather than a desirable thing!
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