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Friday, October 8, 2010

CWG 2010: A Wedding Procession

As a part of the Commonwealth Games 2010 celebrations, several places in Delhi are hosting various festivals and fairs. I recently went for the Incredible India fair being held at Baba Kharak Singh Marg.
Huge hoardings with jalebis welcomed the guests to the street food fair.

The main attraction at the fair is this massive installation, made of jute ropes, showing a wedding procession.

Here you can see the royal groom, perched on an elephant, while taking his bride home. Horsemen and musicians are accompanying the royal couple.

Sitting in a doli, the royal bride is shy and is constantly looking down. Doli is a special carrier made to carry the bride from her parents' house to her husband's house after the wedding ceremony. Usually, the brothers of the bride carry the doli to the grooms house. While the bride here is sitting coyly, the royal servant blows the tuturi.

A closer look and you can see that the bride is wearing a flowing chunri or dupatta and a beautiful maang tika. Her doli is also designed keeping the feminine curves in mind.

There is more to come from Incredible India... see you soon!


kavita said...

I am hearing very good things about Delhi from my mom every day...i really want to visit her rt now, just can't wait for Christmas holidays.
This is an awesome post Priyanka.t

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Fabulous post.

arvind said...

its so nice..

keep it up..

Anonymous said...

Great pix, wish I was in Delhi right now!

rupam sarma said...

Thank you so much for CWG post. We waiting more post on CWG on your blog.

Best Regards


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