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Thursday, May 27, 2010


I attended a Hindu marriage.The bride is doing her final year degree to become an Ayurvedic doctor. The bridegroom is doing his post graduation in Ayurveda. Both of them will finish their studies next year and will jointly set up a practice.

The initial but brief ceremony took place in a temple. I could not witness this ceremony because I was late. However there were several elaborate ceremonies in the reception hall which I attended. Please click on the photos for a larger view.

The father escorting the daughter into the reception hall.Look at the jasmine flowers she is having.

She is wearing a gorgeous saree.And the father is watching anxiously.

The bridegroom takes the bride around the dias.

The bride posing with her husband, her father, her mother and her brother.

The bride all smiles.

Oil lamps brightly lit up for the occasion signifying a bright, happy, prosperous married life.

The bride posing with her college mates.

Look at jewelry. The parents pride themselves in decorating their daughter with gold jewelry at the time of wedding which the bride will take as her dowry.The gorgeous saree she is wearing is a treat for the eyes.This is a typical Kerala saree worn by Malayalees at the time of wedding.

Wow!The flowers,gold jewelry,the gold bordered saree are a treat for the eyes.sThe bride groom is always in a simple dress in typical Kerala style.The focus is on the bride.
Guests happily chatting away awaiting their turn of sadya(feast).

The feast is ready to be enjoyed.

The guests coming out of the reception hall completely happy and satisfied.

I hope you have enjoyed also. Please wish the couple a happy and successful married life.


  1. Hello Joseph, As always wonderful pictures and words to describe each picture, It looked a lovely ceremony. I wish the happy couple every happiness in their married life.
    A truly wonderful post.

    Take care.

  2. Dear Mr. Joseph,

    A lovely coverage of this wedding. I have been to such a wedding of my college mate. The functions in a Hindu wedding are generally elaborate and span over few days. The bride in these pictures looks absolutely gorgeous. Lovely photographs too. :-)

    Have a nice day.


  3. Hello Sir,

    Wonderful Post :) :) Wish Couple A Very Happy Married Life :) :)

  4. joseph, these are truly fascinating pics...from the garments to the ceremony...thanks for brightening my world today. congrats to the lovely couple...

  5. Such beauty, Joseph. The bride is a picture. I hope she and her new husband have a long and successful life together. It is wonderful to see the different traditions of your world, I thank you for sharing.

  6. You are right these pictures are a treat to the eyes. I always enjoy your pictures. The bride and groom are very attractive and the brides outfit is pretty. I wish them the best of happiness and may they be blessed. Thank you for coming by and have a nice weekend.

  7. Ok thats it i'm going to your country there is no more waiting!!!haha How lucky you are. Thanx again for sharing the pictures of your culture, i have always took great intrest in India, and there is no doubt why. Beautiful wedding , best of everything to the couple.

  8. Really enjoed the step by step ceremony of the traditional Kerala Hindu wedding.

    I have witnessed a Taamil Brahmin wedding in Coimbatore and this is a little similar to it, the saree and jewellry.

    The glow and glamour the couple is wonderful to see. The groom must have got a dowry too in cash, I supoose. Each profession has a price.

    THe parents of the bride look very young.

    I like the meal served on banana leaves. Was it vegetarian?

  9. Lovely pictures and endearing narration.

  10. Hello Mr. Joseph,
    These are some beautiful pics I must say, never seen a south Indian I have :)
    I wish the couple a beautiful life ahead!!

  11. Beautiful images of the wedding. Very lovely couple.

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  12. Nice photos Joseph. Looks like everyone had a good time. Weddings are such big occasions in India. Usually there's plenty of good food.

  13. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Its so different in your country!!!
    I was looking for a very long time :-)
    Its so colorful and so beautiful ...
    I wish the couple a WONDERFUL peaceful life.

    Thanks Joseph :-)

  14. Just stepped into your blog today.
    It promises to hold a lot to interest
    A post which showcases the customs
    and traditions of a slice of our society.
    The grandeur of our weddings
    never fails to amaze!

  15. Hi Joseph, this is a very interesting and "cultural" post :-)

    I loved the colors, they made the mood even lovelier. Best wishes and congratulations to the bride and groom!

  16. I love Hindu wedding feast. There is always a lot for everyone !

  17. Shobha PadmanabhanOctober 20, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Excellent Detailed Coverage! GOD Bless d lovely Couple!