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Wedding Ceremony in Karnataka, India

In Karnataka near Udupi we had the pleasure of being invited to join the wedding ceremonies of a young couple of the Vishwakarma caste.
Wedding Ceremony in Karnataka, India
Wedding Ceremony in Karnataka, India
Ceremony for the bridegroom before the wedding;  Karnataka, India
Ceremony for the bridegroom before the wedding; Karnataka, India
Ceremony for the bridegroom before the wedding;  Karnataka, India
Ceremony for the bridegroom before the wedding; Karnataka, India
Ceremony for the parents before the wedding;  Karnataka, India
Ceremony for the parents before the wedding; Karnataka, India
Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India; a member of the bride’s family washes the groom’s feet
Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India; a member of the bride’s family washes the groom’s feet
Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India; female members of the bride’s family present a holy flame to the groom
Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India; female members of the bride’s family present a holy flame to the groom
Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India; the unity between the groom and the bride’s father is being established
Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India; the unity between the groom and the bride’s father is being established
Ceremony for the bride’s and groom’s parents before the wedding; Karnataka, India
Ceremony for the bride’s and groom’s parents before the wedding; Karnataka, India
The waters of two coconuts are poured together on a plate by the bride’s father; wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
The waters of two coconuts are poured together on a plate by the bride’s father; wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
Now the bride has come to join the wedding ceremony; Karnataka, India
Now the bride has come to join the wedding ceremony; Karnataka, India
Forever united. The couple is tied together by threads; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
Forever united. The couple is tied together by threads; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
The bride blesses her future husband with some grains of rice; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
The bride blesses her future husband with some grains of rice; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
Bride and groom with his wedding presents; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
Bride and groom with his wedding presents; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
Wedding Ceremony in Karnataka, India
Wedding Ceremony in Karnataka, India
The necklace that the woman will have to wear till her husband dies. It shows everybody that she is married; Wedding ceremony
The necklace that the woman will have to wear till her husband dies. It shows everybody that she is married; Wedding ceremony
Tying the necklace that she will have to wear till her husband dies. It shows everybody that she is married; Wedding ceremony
Tying the necklace that she will have to wear till her husband dies. It shows everybody that she is married; Wedding ceremony
Newly wed. She knows the past, what will the future be like? Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
Newly wed. She knows the past, what will the future be like? Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
In front of the holy fire; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
In front of the holy fire; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
In front of the holy fire; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
In front of the holy fire; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
In front of the holy fire; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
In front of the holy fire; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
Walking around the holy fire; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
Walking around the holy fire; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
Tied together, bride and groom are walking around the holy fire; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India
Tied together, bride and groom are walking around the holy fire; Wedding ceremony in Karnataka, India