Rajo Verma a woman married to her five brothers have opened up about her experience .She has spoke to the Sun on how she lives in a room in the small village near Dehradun, Northern India with one of the brother each night .
In so doing Rajo does not know which of her brothers, fathers any of her siblings.
Rajo and first husband Guddu wed in an arranged Hindu marriage four years ago.
Since then she has married Baiju, 32, Sant Ram, 28, Gopal, 26, and Dinesh, 19 – the latest in the line of husbands – who married her as soon as he turned 18,the Daily Mail reports
Rajo said she knew she was expected to accept all of her husbands, as her own mother had also been married to three brothers.
‘We all have (intimacy) with her but I’m not jealous,’ first husband Guddu – who remains the only official spouse – said. ‘We’re one big happy family.’
The ancient Hindu tradition of polyandry was once widely practiced in India, but is now only observed by a minority.
It sees a woman take more than one husband, typically in areas which are male dominated.
In fraternal polyandry the woman is expected to marry each of her original husband’s brothers.
It is thought to have arisen from the popular Sanskrit epic of Mahabharatha, which sees Draupadi, daughter of the King of Pancha being married to five brothers.
The practice is also believed to be a way of keeping farming land in the family.
It is most commonly found near the Himalayas in the north of the country, as well as in the mountainous nation of Tibet.