Gauna is a northern Indian custom and the ceremony associated with the consummation of marriage. It is associated with the custom of child marriage The ceremony takes place several years after marriage. [1 ] [2 ] Before the ceremony the bride stays at her natal home. [3 ] Marriage is considered only as a ritual union and conjugal life begins only after gauna; that is marriage is consummated only after the gauna ceremony. [4 ] [5 ]
In popular culture [ edit ]
A 1950 Hindi movie carried the title Gauna; it was directed by Aamian Chakaravarty, produced by Jagat Pictures, and its music directed by Husanlal Bhagtram.
The plot of the [6 ] Hindi television serials Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo and Balika Vadhu (TV Series) mention the practice. [7 ] [8 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Anil Chawla (2002-03-07). "CHILD MARRIAGES - Need for Better Understanding of Customs". Samarthbharat.com . Retrieved 2012-06-07.
^ Sethi NK, Rao SS, Aggarwal OP, Abhaya Indrayan, Chuttani CS. "Age at Marriage, Gauna (effective marriage) and first child birth in rural women: changing pattern in various marriage cohorts by decades". Medind.nic.in . Retrieved 2012-06-07.
^ Charan D. Wadhva; B. N. Saxena; Om Prakash Sharma (2003). . APH Publishing. p. 237. Population Stabilization Through District Action Plans: Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh ISBN 978-81-7648-514-2 . Retrieved 7 June 2012.
^ Padmini Murthy; Clyde Lanford Smith (25 October 2010). . Jones & Bartlett Learning. p. 512. Women's Global Health and Human Rights ISBN 978-0-7637-5631-4 . Retrieved 7 June 2012.
^ Nirula. . APH Publishing. p. 75. Women Problems & Their Oprression in U.p ISBN 978-81-313-0470-9 . Retrieved 7 June 2012.
^ "Gauna Hindi movie, movie reviews, cast, song lyrics and photos - bollywood". Whereincity.com . Retrieved 2012-06-07.
^ "Zee TV Official Website: Zee TV Shows, Zee TV Serials Online, Videos". zeetv.com . Retrieved 2012-06-07.
^ "Smita Bansal gets nostalgic on Sugna's Gauna". Realbollywood.com. 2009-02-23 . Retrieved 2012-06-07.