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A Bride's Farewell
When a Hindu woman marries, she leaves her own family to live with her husband’s. After the wedding ceremony — sometimes taking 4 - 5 days — the adult men leave the ceremonial area, allowing the bride to formally say good-bye to her family and demonstrate her great sorrow.
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