The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Shall we kiss and make up ?? 😉
These are some moments captured of one of my nephew’s wedding. Glimpses of a Bengali wedding rituals. 🙂
Here the groom is preparing to apply vermilion called ‘sindoor’ to the bride’s hair parting. Henceforth, the woman will apply this herself regularly rest of her married life or till her husband is alive.
In the background are the groom’s two aunts standing with a bright colored sari with which to cover her head, once the ‘sindoor’ has been applied. It is symbolic, because once this ritual is over of applying ‘sindoor’ and head covering, she will be officially accepted as a daughter- in- law or ‘bou’ in our language.
I was not able to crop that cameraman who came into the frame. cropping would have spoiled the moment in the picture.
That is the final ritual, where the wife touches the feet of her husband and accepts him as her provider and protector for the rest of her life. Pretty chauvinistic ritual 😉
But we had our moment of fun during the process. We joked loud to our nephew to enjoy the moment because, this is a special performance only for today 😉 for the rest of his life, it will him in that position ! 😀
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I love the photos, what a fascinating insight into your your world. 🙂
thank you 🙂
Not to anticipate troubles – I must remember that as I am prone to negative expectations. The moments you’ve captured are special, Andy. I am a sucker for animals so I love your cow – not that I would smack kiss her, but still 🙂
Paula…….that’s why I mentioned ‘chauvinistic’ 😀 In my country, more than 90% marriages are arranged. Few exceptions like me, manage to escape that ritual.
Personally, I find few of those rituals, obsolete. But, hey! This is how things happen here. So when you can’t beat them, you join them and watch it through humor.
Paula, ignore the food item of the post, just read the description. You will get a glimpse. https://acbistro2014.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/mulor-chenchki-radish-stir-fry/
He looks like he’s saying “cheese” perfect capture!!
Now,these are what I call ‘Moments of a lifetime’ Special day and splendid capture 🙂
It is interesting to see the marriage rituals of another culture. Thank you for explaining them.
Oh gosh! Your cow! Love it.
😀 thank you