Tharus Relive King Dangisharans Wedding

0 Comments 20 Jan 2014 ADV

Wading through a crowd of people and beautiful belles standing on the way with the water-filled urns for the reception, the bride and groom followed by traditional wedding band and file of procession, reached Manathorya Temple at Narayanpur in Dang on Sunday. When the couple, donned in Tharu attire, reached the temple, a priest started to chant mantras his language.

“Your majesty would you please start the ritual now,” the priest implored, after solemnizing dissimilar rituals for hour, the Tharu priest finally announced, “Your majesty, the weeding has been duly solemnized.” It was just an enactment of the historical marriage of Tharu King Dangisharan while the bride was playing king’s consort, Bhagawati.

Tharu community, whose weeklong Maghi festival is yet to come to an end, celebrated the historical king’s marriage ceremony with the enactment. The indigenous Tharu community remembers the king and qween of its clan every year on the occasion of Maghi. Submit a dramatized wedding ceremony of historical king Dangisharan who is believed to have ruled Dan Long ago.
Republica “Dramatized marriage ceremony of king Dangisharan adds merriment to the Maghi,” said Chandra Prasad Chaudhari, who acted the priest.

“We organize the king’s marriage ceremony annually so that the new generation would not forget their proud history.” The locals have also organized a fair at Narayanpur to mark the marriage ceremony of the historical king.

The locals trust that King Dangisharan himself had constructed the Manathorya Temple. The temple was left without roof as its construction could not be completed within that very night. According to locals, Dangisharn’s rule had come to an end as he had remained childless even after two marriages. Every year the fictional marriage draws a big crowd Narayanpur.

Source: My Republica, 19, JAN, 2014

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