Marriage Types in Lahaul
There are mainly three types of marriages prevalent in Lahaul.
- ‘Tebagston or Mothe biah’ that is an arranged marriage.
- ‘Kowanchi Biah’ that is arranged but performed very briefly.
- ‘Kunmaibagstan or Kuchi Biah’ that is a marriage by elopement.
Marriage Type in Spiti
There are mainly two types of marriages.
- Arranged marriage
- Khandum marriage: Khandum means the choice is made against the wishes of their parents.
Divorce system in Lahaul-Spiti
Kupachacha or Tshud – Thwagsti: This is a ritual performed in the case of divorce in Lahaul-Spiti, a simple woolen thread is tied to the little finger of both the companions is pulled apart in presence of some elder person and this decides the issue.