The people of India have a rich and distinctive culture, traditions and rituals. In the past, this country was at the crossroads of trade routes. Itinerant merchants contributed to its development. India has become the birthplace of many religions, including Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Jainism.
In the 20th century, this state succeeded in its development, but its people remained faithful to the traditions of their ancestors. Hindus observe them to this day. All celebrations include the required ceremonies. Wedding festivities are special, at which a tree often acts as a bride. Why do men seal their union with the plant?
This custom for Hindus, like everyone else, has a very deep meaning. Therefore, despite all the strangeness of the ritual, it is safe to say that it is completely devoid of humorous overtones. The wedding of a man with a tree can be observed quite often, the Hindus consider this process to be official.
Usually a wide-stemmed tree called Sycamore becomes a young wife. Its circumference can exceed 15 meters. Before the wedding tree
There can be several answers to this question. It all depends on the specific situation.
Help a relative
So, for example, according to the laws of ancestors, a younger brother cannot marry his beloved until the older one marries.
However, the latter may not be determined for a long time with the choice of his soul mate. He also has the right to remain completely lonely for some reason. Not to make the little brother suffer, Indians
The celebration proceeds as expected: guests are invited and the table is set. Still, the scale is significantly different. When the holiday is considered over, the guests rush to get rid of their newly-made wife with an ax. After all these manipulations, the groom turns into a widower, and the younger brother has the right to legally marry his betrothed, without breaking traditions.
There is also another situation in which marriage to a tree helps a Hindu to avoid an unpleasant fate. According to custom, to marry a third time
Wanting to outwit the laws of their ancestors, Hindus organize a wedding with a tree, because the third time is allowed to marry only in this way. After all the ceremonies, the bride is mercilessly eliminated.
Deceive the stars
Another reason why a man can be married to a tree is the extremely unfortunate arrangement of the stars under which he was born. Before getting married, young people go to an astrologer to find out what to expect after marriage.
Sometimes an astrologer warns a young man or girl against marrying a man, as it promises misfortune for the spouse. This usually happens to people born under the sign
Therefore, a wedding with a tree is usually organized for such a man. When the tree is cut down, the prophecy is fulfilled. After that, from the point of view of the Hindus, one can marry a person.