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This is a presentation we created for Neil's colleagues. They were really curious about a Hindu Wedding. This is a short and sweet version, more pictures are on yahoo, will send you the link later.

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    • Neil weds Shilpa December 16, 2006
    • “The Mandap” (Wedding Dais)
    • Blessing the groom prior to the wedding
    • Groom’s party arrives
    • “The Baarat” Dance at groom’s arrival
    • Neil dancing in the baarat
    • Brides’s family awaits the baarat
    • Bride's family welcomes baarat
    • Bride's brother escorts groom’s party to the mandap(dais)
    • Groom and his mom wait for the ceremony to commence
    • “Gowri Pooja” – Bride’s pooja (religious ritual) before the wedding
    • Bride receives ancestral gold bangles as gift from the groom’s family
    • Shilpa with Vaishali (Neil’s cousin)
    • Shilpa with her mom and aunt
    • Guests
    • Starting the wedding ceremony
    • Bringing the bride to the mandap
    • Bride’s maternal uncle and mom bring her to the Mandap
    • Start of the ceremony
    • Ceremonial screen – Traditionally, this is the first time the groom and bride see each other
    • The decorative coconuts in the hand signify an auspicious start of a new life
    • Exchange of garlands
    • Holding the wedding card and beetle leaves signifies the solemn promise of marriage
    • Tying the holy bands dipped in turmeric signifies the starts of an auspicious ceremony generally
    • Giving the bride’s hand in marriage
    • Kanyadan – Bride’s father and mother give away the bride
    • “Mangalsutra” is a chain signifying being married – like the exchange of rings
    • Groom puts toe rings on the bride - traditionally only married women wear it
    • Stepping outside to see the druva nakshatra(star)
    • Signifies devotion of druva to be followed in the marriage
    • Starting the Agni(holy fire) signifies purification
    • Bride’s brother giving the groom and bride rice to put in fire signifying the couple to be blessed with good health
    • Seven beetle nuts signifies life as crossing seven mountains
    • Moving them signifies conquering the mountains together
    • Sapthapati – Most significant part of the Hindu wedding
    • Start of the seven holy rounds around the fire
    • Saath Phere – walking around the fire seven times while making seven solemn promises of Hindu marriage
    • Sindoor-Holy red powder put in the bride’s hair partition signifying another significant ritual of being married (north Indian)
    • Wedding ceremony completed!! The bride and groom’s family bless them with akshatra (colored rice)
    • Now the groom is formally allowed to put his arms around the bride☺
    • All the guest step onto the dais to greet the couple
    • The wedding ceremony is followed by lunch
    • Decorative artwork at the lunch venue
    • Guests at lunch
    • The girls on the bride side are trying to steal the groom’s shoes and will return it only for money...also here the bride's shoes are stolen☺
    • The bride’s side demands the groom for money, even though they couldn’t steal the shoes!!!!!!
    • Stepping outside for our first lunch together as a married couple (tying the knot…u see the knot?☺)
    • Not before we smile for the cameras again!!! Smile Neil☺
    • Close family members at lunch
    • The bride feeds the groom as a sign of affection
    • The groom’s speech
    • After lunch wedding gift exchange amongst close family
    • The moms
    • First pooja together after the wedding cermony, praying for health wealth and happiness
    • The bride Aashirvad – and the Blessings groom from elders touch the feet for blessings – Groom’s side
    • Aashirvad – The bride’s Blessings side as well from elders
    • The bride’s mom gives gold and jewelry as gifts to the bride’s new family
    • Family pictures – Neil’s family
    • Shilpa’s dad side family
    • Shilpa’s mom side family
    • Individual Portraits Neil strikes a pose☺
    • The bride’s dress Pretty in pink☺
    • Shilpa with her mom
    • Traditional Indian girl!
    • Shilpa with her brother Sundeep
    • Family Portrait ☺ (Shilpa’s mom, Neil’s mom, Summit-Neil’s brother, Sundeep-Shilpa’s brother and Neil’s dad)