Tuesday, January 27, 2015

E-gaud dhana! (H + S)

December & January are my two favorite months of the year! Not because of winter, snow, or we get to go to India or anything like that but because it is a season of weddings and surprises! Recently one of our friends' found his soulmate and we attended his gaud-dhana ceremony at his place (on January 17). It was such a beautiful e-ceremony that I have ever attended in my life so far :) It was being performed over the skype where the bride-to-be and groom-to-be's parents were located in Baroda and the couple was here in bay area. I was amazed by how well the network connection was in Baroda :) Gaud-dhana is a gujarati ceremony where both sides of the family sign a contract (yes, thats what they call it ;)) and promise to abide by it. Once they write the contract, they read it out to each other and make sure both the sides of the family agree to be in the marriage bond. After the agreement, they distribute a small amount of jaggery mixed with coriander seeds. Once this was done, we had cake cutting ceremony and the couple exchanged rings :) 

Here are a few pictures from the ceremony :)

Happily Ever After!

On the skype!

Herat on his knees ;)

Symantec group is now complete :)

Skype! See the clarity :D

How do we kill time until the couple arrives - Click 1

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  1. thanks jaya for capturing the event in words so nicely..

  2. Very nice description and pictures, Jaya! Just caught up with your previous blogs. I need to get more inspiration from you to write frequently.

    1. I see you are writing often these days :) Awaiting for more on the wedding events :) Its so much fun to read the fun u had in your wedding :)

  3. You look beautiful in blue! I bookmarked your blog.