In what can only be described as unusual, a man in Chhattisgarh married two women at the same time in the same ‘mandap’ in presence of family members and villagers with all the rituals and formalities. Chandu Maurya, 24, solemnised his marriage with the two women, both his lovers, at a ceremony attended by 500 people on January 5.
“I decided to marry both of them because they both loved me. I can’t betray them. They agreed they both will live with me forever,” Chandu told the newspaper. A video from the wedding ceremony and the invitation card of the function have gone viral on social media.
While unusual, this is not the first time that a man in Madhya Pradesh has married two women at the same ceremony. Last year, Sandeep Uike, a resident of Madhya Pradesh’s Betul, had married two women at a ceremony on July 8. One of the women was Uike’s girlfriend and the other was a bride chosen by his parents. The wedding was held with the approval of all three families.