City Moment – Portrait of a Marriage, Mandir Marg
The beautiful Delhi instant.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
One sunny noon The Delhi Walla saw a bride and a groom at a temple in Mandir Marg, Central Delhi. The couple was in the temple’s lawn, along with a few relatives and a priest. They were sitting under a canopy made of pink and yellow silk. It was decorated with flowers. The priest was reciting Vedic verses. A large fruit basket was placed beside a platter of uncooked rice. After offering an apple to the gods, the couple got up and exchanged rose-and-chameli garlands. The relatives clapped. The couple posed for photos. It was a beautiful moment.
Do as the priest says
The venue view
Adam, eve and the apple
The garland scene
Remember this time
The woman and her man
Nice … bhai yo Arya Samaj Mandir s k?
I’ve been a fan too long, and use your writings almost like a manual for exploring Delhi-whether its monuments or its eateries, or other least noticeable beauties lost amid its mad, fast paced life. This post just made me want to leave my first comment here, and thank you for these numerous smiles you grant me. An even bigger thank you for making me fall in love with Delhi. As always, eagerly looking forward to your next post.
Great! In a city full of loud,ostentatious,extravagant,Moulin-Rouge-esque weddings, it is a delight to see a simple yet elegant marriage ceremony. It is like coming home to a simple meal of dal,subzi and roti after days of being glutted on oily and spicy food.
May their tribe increase!
I am so glad to see pictures of this simple wedding. The pictures reminded me of my sister’s wedding at an Arya Samaj temple in Noida several years ago.
Ostentation at Indian weddings is a big turn-off. It is also responsible for female feticide.
mujhe bhi shadi karni hai koi mujhe bhi batado yaha shadi ke liye kya karna hoga pls
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