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Kris

Dear Friends  :)

I wanted to post these stills on that month itself but palapa was off the air.so after downsizeing these photos now they are being uploaded for the benefit of the forum friends who asked me how this fuction in conducted as per our traditions..

and once the photo Cd of my marriage is received from banglore i will upload them..

And this is just the engagement function and not the main marriage coverage !

Lots of love,

Kris  :)

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Kris

i think most of you know this guy,yes that is Kris.. :D

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Kris

this is anitha,to whom he got engaged then & married now !  :P

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Kris

some of the regular stills taken during that function,this is a compulosory feature... :)

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Kris

Dear Gina are you there,i know you love mehandi as seen in anitha's hands... :)

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Kris

one more regular still,even in my mom's album i have seen this

still..!  ???

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Kris

Now lets see the prayer & offerings to the god..the person next to me standing is my dad.

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Kris

in this still you can see me,my dad & my mom And the priest who conducts the pooja & the bethrothal function i.e engagement function.

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Some more stills of relatives and even my brother are seen here...

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Kris

Now lets see the girl's relatives..Anitha is seen along with her uncle & aunty and her mom seen in the background wearing a pink coloured saree..

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Still taken during the prayer meeting..

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As the prayer meeting is over the boy & the girl are supposed to get formal blessing from their blood relatives say mom,dad or uncle,aunty !

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Now kris goes to the side of the girl's uncle to get his blessings !

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As the pooja & prayer work is over,which was held in the ground floor of that Mandir,now the solem undertaking between the girls' & the boy's party begins in the first floor of this mandir...and this assuriety of fixing the marriage date is done by elders who are usually married and lived life happily.this is done in front of this god seen in this photo.and this assurence is also legally binding on both the parties under the Hindu marriage act 1935.and the draft is prepared & signed by the priest and the respected elders of our community.. :)

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Now the boy is made to sit and see the proceedings of the event..seated beside me is my brother & my cousion brother both working for software companies..

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the boy's side memebers !  :laugh:

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Now lets see the girl's side relatives.. :)

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Now the preist informs that the girl should be invited to the dias or the stage where all the formal procedings are taking place !

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Now the girl is asked to come and be seated till the entire fuction is over..amoung the relatives & elders !

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Now the girl's aunty beautifies her with bring flowers..

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Now her cousion sister rubs some sandel wood paste on her..

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Adding some more jasmine flowers to her head..

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Now the boy's side relatives does their part in beautifying the girl..!  ???

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And by the way the person seen doing the make-up to the girl is my mom.. :)

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Some adjustments,you know women folks are never satisfied that easily with their make-up work !  :laugh:

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Now my mother gives the girl a nice saree and other clothing materials..by doing so the boy's side formally invite the girl into our clang ! this is a form of mutual acceptance into each other family as memebers..

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And the boy's mother blesses the girl with uncooked rice grains over her head..

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Now in return the girl ask for the blessing from the boy's mother !

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And now to get the blessing from the boy's father..

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Now lets see the guests who have been watching this function..

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Kim

Dear Kris,

Thank you for this very personal and colorful glimpse into your culture which is so fascinating to me.  No one minds if you are taking photos during the ceremony?  You probably have the reputation of photojournalist well established by now among your family!  Fine pictures, please continue.

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bgl

Kris,

Thank you so very much for such an intimate look into a truly memorable ceremony! :)  This is certainly one aspect that makes our little palm community so special - a glimpse into different cultures and traditions.

Mahalo as they say here in Hawaii! :)

Bo-Göran

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_Keith

Thanks Kris.  I am starting to feel like I am part of the family.  We have quite a few Indian friends here and the culture is fascinating.  Our last adventure with them was being invited to Diwali dhoom which we thoroughly enjoyed.  Not exactly an engagement party, but great fun for sure.  -k

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BS Man about Palms

Kris, my friend, you are one truly blessed Man, and thank you for sharing it all.

BS man

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