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Indian weddings are very bright and colorful events, filled with ritual and celebration, that continue for several days. They are not small affairs, often with 400-1000 people attending (many of whom may be unknown to the bride and groom). Many Indian marriages are still arranged, but couples have love marriages too, and it's more common in todays day and age than in the past. The true Indian wedding is about two families getting wedded socially with much less emphasis on the individuals involved. Hindu wedding ceremonies are traditionally conducted at least partially in Sanskrit, the language in which most holy Hindu ceremonies are conducted. The local language of the people involved is also used since most Hindus cannot understand Sanskrit. They have many rituals that have evolved since traditional times and differ in many ways from the modern western wedding ceremony.

Manisha Weds Hardeep - Info I
Hindus attach a lot of importance to marriages and the events leading up to and following the ceremony. Manisha, the bride, is the 2nd eldest daughter of Upendra & Sangita, and their eldest daughter, Aimee, was married in India in 2009 (See my blog: A Passage to India). The wedding of Manisha and Hardeep was held in Virginia, USA over a 5 day period from June 9 - 13, 2015. This blog covers that wedding, the rituals and ceremonies in 5 parts: Haldi, Mehendi, Mata Ki Chowki, Sham-e-Sangeet and Wedding ceremony. Here's a link to their wedding website with some back story of their relationship and wedding info: Manisha & Hardeep.

Vikram says:
As always, another great blog. Well done!
Posted on: Aug 14, 2015
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Congrats on the feature....
Posted on: Aug 13, 2015
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Wedding Invitation book cover
Wedding Invitation book cover
Manisha Weds Hardeep - Info I
Manisha Weds Hardeep - Info I
Wedding Invitation: Haldi
Wedding Invitation: Haldi
Wedding Invitation: Mehendi
Wedding Invitation: Mehendi
Wedding Invitation: Mata Ki Chowki
Wedding Invitation: Mata Ki Chowki
Wedding Invitation: Sham-e-Sangeet
Wedding Invitation: Sham-e-Sangeet
Wedding Invitation: Wedding
Wedding Invitation: Wedding
Wedding Invitation: Reception
Wedding Invitation: Reception
Manisha Weds Hardeep - Info II
Manisha Weds Hardeep - Info II
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