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Young Nepali girls in costume for Bel Bibaha. Nepali females are married three times in their lives: FIrst, Bel Marriage is a ceremony in the Newar community in Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are "married" to the bael fruit, which is a symbol of the god Vishnu, ensuring that the girl becomes and remains fertile. Swcond time is to the Sun. The third time is to man. Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.