METKKHIM (MARRIAGE)

Metkkhim is done in two ways, one is arranged marriage and the other is marriage by elopement. Marriage is a long process; first of all parents of groom should offer two bottle of home made wine in two steps: deranakma and pantapma, to bride's parents to confirm the marriage. If they accept the bottles of wines and they fix the marriage date. Marriage is celebrated in various stages; first a group of people from groom side goes to bride's house. In the bride's house, preparation is made for the farewell and bride is sent to groom's house with her Metkesama or Menchhyaburukma (bride's friends). All the rituals of marriage is performed in groom's house. There are two types of metkkhim, one is arranged and other is elopement.

Source: Kirat Yakthung Chumlung, Nepal