deponti (deponti) wrote,

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A beautiful wedding....

I attended a lovely wedding today; here are the happy couple, exchanging garlands, a ritual signifying one soul in two bodies:

vv wedding 270411 garlands

The bride wears white, and the groom has a "jariga pAga" (gold-lace turban)....he is showing "arati" to her, as if to say, let the purifying fire protect you from all evil, and harm...

vv wdng arati 270411

Here's the bride, in a shower of rice, thrown as a benison...

rice vv wedding 270411

You want to see lots more photos of the wedding ceremony?

here you go

(Facebook page!)

Wishing my friends many years of happiness together....they met when they were teaching!
Tags: bangalore, happiness, kannada, photography, rituals, wedding customs

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