Alok Mishra

Gopalganj: Call it a coincidence or failure of local district administration, a bridegroom and a bride had to wait for whole night on  December 9 to tie nuptial knots. Their marriage was solemnized on Saturday afternoon after the `subh muhurat’ had lapsed. The marriage of one Abhishek Kumar, a native of Thawe in Gopalganj, was solemnized with Anjana Kumari, daughter of Sunil Prasad of Barai Tola in Motihari.

The baraat party left Thawe at 5 pm on December 9 evening. However, the baraat party remained stuck in maha-jam (traffic bottleneck) at Dumariya Setu over river Gandak. The delay caused problem at the girl’s house and the family members remained in constant touch with the baraat members reminding them of `muhurat’. Abhishek was not the lone person whose baraat was stuck in the jam. There were other bridegrooms t00 who were stuck in the maha-jam.

Abhishek’s baraat party reached Motihari around 8 am on Saturday. As the Green Park Marriage Hall, Chitauni, Motihari, was booked for the night only, the owners of the hall started pressurizing them to vacate the hall. Somehow, the owner agreed after some ihari,locals intervened and the marriage was solemnized after `subh muhurat’ was over. Surprisingly, neither Gopalganj nor East Champaran district administrations took any step to  help those stuck in jam.

 

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