Sunday, 5 May 2013

The Engagement Ceremony ........


......... As anticipated the engagement ceremony had all the glitz, glamour and entertainment and yes sumptuous delicacies.


Mehendi haatho mein Rang layaa tha tho Music badiya mahol banaya thaa........

The groom, bride and the boys and the girls were all decked up and but for the absence of walking the ramp it could have easily beaten any fashion show hands down.



True to South Indian engagement style, there were coconuts with beautiful intricate carvings, Kanchivaram saree for the bride, bangles, flowers and fruits.

Everybody sighed heavily when they realized that the Ferrero Rocher was meant just for the bride. Mmmmmm......

The Purohits conducted the event with great elegance and grace, holding the mike in their hands, inviting the guests to participate and pay attention to the proceedings. On a hindsight may be they were aware that most of the participants were catching up with old friends and relatives and the point of the discussion was anything but the engagement.


I was always curious to know why we always apply kumkum on the forehead with right hand finger but when we perform aarathi we apply the red vermilion water with the left. The Purohit was gracious to explain that the tilak we apply after aarathi is actually a custom to remove the evil eye - nazar utharna to be precise - and it should be applied on left eyebrow for girls and right eyebrow for boys. Those who believe and follow customs - remember this, others, take it with a pinch of salt.

The picture perfect couple exchanged the rings,which was followed by cake cutting and with a vow to meet at the marriage, the guests and friends bid adieu.....