Bania - Marriage



The marriage rules vary among the local groups; but on the whole the subcastes are endogamous, and they in turn are Divided into exogamous units that are sometimes called gotras. Widow remarriage and divorce are not allowed. Although it is not customary to pay dowry or bride-price, a marriage requires the youth's father to make ritual prestations to the girl. Bania weddings involve great expense, and feasting may last eight days.


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