Blessings of Love

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“A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.”
(Andre Maurois – French author, 1885–1967)

This picture was shot along the holy waters of the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras) where a new-married couple was getting the blessings from the groom’s mother.
This ceremony happens the day after the wedding, early in the morning when the couple is coming to seek blessings from the Goddess Ganga.

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2 Responses to “Blessings of Love”

  1. This custom happens to be a very important one in a Hindu marriage without the performance of which the Hindu newly-wed couple is not allowed to sleep together on the wedding night and it is called KAAL RAATRI. The first night happens to be only the next day…

  2. I love this image as with your other photos. They’re all colorful and rich in cultural symbols and practices.

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