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Radha is going to get married today but as per the village tradition; she has to marry a mango tree first.
She ties a red sacred thread to the tree trunk, embraces it, puts her cheek on it, and then proceeded to marry her real husband.
To fight the menace of dowry system, villagers of Dharhara has made it a tradition to plant ten mango trees with the birth of each girl child so by the time they grow up, revenue from its fruits are enough for their dowry and wedding expenses and the mango tree acts as the real guardian of the girls.
Related article (Mango girls of India fight female infanticide)
Thanks, Sammicox, for the prompt.
Prose Challenge – Write a three-sentence story: one for the beginning, one for the middle and one for the end, inspired by this weekend’s word prompt.
Poetry Challenge – Write a triolet inspired by the photo prompt.
Not fallen down in love or fallen out of love.
Sometimes felled due to nature’s wrath, or for the greed of the rich people or for the need of the poor.
I was not given a choice.
View from my balcony. Marine Drive, Mumbai.