Unique tradition of Kunbi society: By reciting verses, one can tie the knot, marriage ceremony is done with simplicity

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Since ancient times, the Kunbi community is a farming community. It is known by different names in all the states of India. Kunbi, Kumbi, Kunbi or Kurmi in Chhattisgarh. The specialty of the society is that the marriage ceremony takes place here with great simplicity and with less resources. Any person can get married just by reciting 5 verses or less.

State Kunbi Samaj Mahasangathan’s State President Ranjit Bhau Muneshwar, Secretary Amit Doye and State Women President Sarika Gedekar told that even today the process of seeing a boy or a girl in the society is done by elders only. After seeing the girl’s house and talking, the girl comes to the boy’s house and sees the conversation.

Today there has been a slight change in the present situation. After seeing the elders, a mutual conversation is conducted between the young man and the girl to establish mutual coordination. After getting their consent, rice sticks are put to confirm the relationship. At the same time, the big thing is that after this relationship in any way dowry system is completely banned. Neither take nor give. Both fall under the category of social crime.

don’t need a pundit
In the marriage of Kunbi society, no Pandit or Brahmin is required for marriage. There are hundreds of guests during a wedding. Some rituals are performed in it. Mandap worship program takes place in both the houses of bride and groom. 5 pillars are made in the pavilion. In this, a pillar-like (Savali Movai) tree is made in the middle. There is a reason behind this too. By planting this tree branch, a new tree grows and grows. This is mainly because the new pair flourished. It is customary to bring this pillar from the forest. The son-in-law or uncle of the house has to bring it.

Anyone from the guests who know the verse can speak
Any person from any of the present or guests of the Kunbi society who comes across the verse. They recite the shloka and at the end of the verse, the guests throw rice grains and flower petals on the bride and groom. In the last verse by reciting five to seven such verses, everyone is introduced with the names of the parents of the bride and groom and it is believed that the marriage is bound to an unbreakable bond.

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