Mahua and Mango in marriage ritual.

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raghu ananth

Mar 24, 2021, 6:43:26 AM3/24/21
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(An excerpt from the children  book   "Etoa munda won the battle that I was reading again  to daughter Nesara after many years . This folk song  mentions names of trees Mahua and Mango in a beautiful way in the rituals   )

"The Lodha_(tribals from West bengal, Orissa, Assam) bridegroom has to get married to a Mango tree before he can marry his bride.
 Similarly a girl has to marry a Mahua tree"

During the ceremony, the women sing:

The bride will be married to the Mahua tree!
The groom will be married to the Mango!
How happy will the wedding be !

The groom's name on the mango leaf!
The bride's name on the mahua leaf,!
How happy will the wedding be. !!
(-Mahasveta devi  ( Etoa Munda won the battle))

- Raghu

J.M. Garg

Mar 29, 2021, 9:08:29 AM3/29/21
to efloraofindia, raghu ananth, raghu ananth
Very nice, Raghu ji.
This shows close association of human beings with the trees and plants. 

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