New Delhi, Despite all the variations, the bond of marriage in India is considered unbreakable and sacred. But do you know that in Rajasthan husband is allowed to remarry even when the first wife is alive. Yes! You heard right. The wife also has no objection to the husband’s second marriage. A person marries a second time with the consent of all parties. There is a village in Barmer district of Rajasthan,
Where the husband gets a license to remarry as soon as the wife becomes pregnant. The name of this village is Derasar. The village is located in the desert region of Barmer near the India-Pakistan international border. This strange practice has been going on in Derasar village for centuries.
In this village, when a married man’s wife becomes pregnant, he immediately remarries. Surprisingly, neither the wife nor her family have any objection to the husband’s second marriage. This practice is still a matter of surprise for people. Now you must be wondering what is the reason why the husband gets married again as soon as the wife gets pregnant. Actually most of Barmer district is desert area.
There is severe shortage of water in the remote villages here. The conditions here become very bad in summer. In Derasar village, usually only women do the work of fetching water. For this they have to go away from their homes.
In such a situation, when women become pregnant, it is not possible for them to fetch water, so to deal with this problem, men immediately remarry. A married man marries another as soon as his wife becomes pregnant, so that the pregnant wife can have a chance to rest. The other wife is fetching water for daily household chores.
Many such practices are prevalent in Rajasthan which are strange in themselves. Many practices are also in practice due to the geographical situation of the state.SS1MS