Traditional Hindu Wedding

traditional Hindu wedding
1. the groom

Today’s photos are from the traditional Hindu wedding of K. Nehrudass @ Dass and T. Vellaiammal @ Suria, where I was a guest of the groom’s family.

traditional Hindu wedding
2. accompanying musicians

traditional Hindu wedding
3. the groom and his family await the entrance of the bride and her entourage

The wedding ceremony was conducted at the temple hall of Kallumalai Arulmigu Sri Subramaniar, or known locally as Gunung Cheroh Temple.

traditional Hindu wedding
4. flower girls

traditional Hindu wedding
5. the bride

It was steep in traditional Hindu rituals where the bridal couple sought the blessings of the deities in their union: physical, mental and spiritual.

“We pay homage to the Supreme Shiva – Shakthi
We look to Chandran, the Moon, the Benevolent One to nourish our Lives.
We ask to Agni, unswerving Witness, glorious Purifier,
to be attendant upon this union today.”

traditional Hindu wedding
6. the bride, the groom, and their respective parents

traditional Hindu wedding
7. the groom ties the mangala sutra (sacred necklace) around the bride’s neck

The ceremony lasted for 1.5 hours – a vegetarian dinner was served to guests thereafter.

traditional Hindu wedding
8. this Mangalya Dharanam ceremony identifies the bride as a married woman now

traditional Hindu wedding
9. the groom puts his arm around the bride to put the red dot on her forehead which must always adorn her as it signifies her married status

Event: Traditional Hindu Wedding of K. Nehrudass & T. Vellaiammal
Venue: Kallumalai Arulmigu Sri Subramaniar Temple Hall, Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, Ipoh
Date: 2nd March, 2014
Time: 7.10pm

traditional Hindu wedding
10. exchange of garlands

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With love

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