WEDDING IN BHOGA NANDEESHWARA TEMPLE!!

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If you are looking for a wedding location which has amazing ancient architectural feel and history of 1000 years old, then your search stops here! 

The name of the place to take a vow is Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, which is dedicated to Hindu God SHIVA. This beautiful temple is around 60 Kms away from Bengaluru City.

Normally wedding takes places in Uma Maheswara temple and the Kalyana Mandapa which is surrounded by four pillars each of which have a divine couple depicted on them - Shiva and Parvati, Brahma and Saraswathi, Vishnu and Lakshmi and Agni Deva and Swaha Devi. 

Our experience while shooting a wedding in Bhoga Nandishwara temple is that, Photographers are restricted to use any kind of lighting equipment’s in and around the temple. But fortunately only the flash is allowed, and if you want to have a couple photo shoot to be done, then permission needs to be taken from the office located at Koramangala, Bengaluru. 

Take a look at the some of the pictures we have covered in Bhoga Nandishwara Temple.


MAHARASTRIAN WEDDING – SIMPLE YET ENDEARING!!

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Maharastrian wedding we call it full of colors and fun rituals that are sure to spice up the whole event.

Our experience after shooting Maharastrian wedding is that if we compare with south Indian wedding you will not be tired after covering the whole wedding, because there will be no unnecessary pre-wedding events that have no spiritual significance but minimal wedding rituals which exhibit the core values of the Maharashtrian culture.

Wedding attire of the groom and bride!!

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The Maharashtrian groom traditionally wears white or beige cotton kurta paired with a white Dhoti with a thin border for the wedding. They take a decorative piece of cloth on their shoulders generally red or gold in color. 

The bride wears silk saree with elaborate gold borders in bright colors in typical Maharashtrian style. The preferred color combinations are yellow or marigold with green or purple borders. The saree can either be Paithani or they can be very Traditional Nauvarisarees. The Maharshtrian bride wears some typical jewelry elements – like green glass bangles or Choodas or traditional necklaces and typically Maharshtrian moon-shaped bindi.

Some of the glimpse of the wedding we have covered in Pune. 

Vidai an emotional post wedding ceremony!!

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Vidai ceremony is by far the most emotional moment in a wedding.  Some brides smile through it with teary eyes while others burst out into tears. But this precious moment leave the bride's journey into her new life, on her own, and that's why it becomes even more important. No matter how good the bride looks, this is one moment when you won't be able to see her beyond her tears. Here are some pictures of emotional brides at their Vidai, which describe the moment perfectly. Take a look.

Game of Shoe Stealing – “Joota Chori Rasam”

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Indian Wedding = boring long of rituals Nahhh!! You are presumption is wrong, trust us, it’s totally fun. One such game is called Joota Chori Rasam or Joota Chupai means hiding shoes, the game goes like this Bride’s sister       steals the grooms shoes not the pair but only one shoe as a prank and promise to give the shoes back only if they get a handsome fee in return. On the other hand, grooms brothers and cousins put their best effort to find the shoes in order avoid paying handsome fee. And it is obvious in most of the case that the Bride’s sister wins the game, The groom finally gets his shoes back after light hearted negotiations and are put on his feet by the bride’s sisters.

Literally, this rasam reminds us the popular famous song ‘Joote lo paise do’ from the Bollywood movie ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’!

Take a look at the some pictures we have covered of the “Joota Chori Rasam”

Game of Finding Rings – A Fun Filled South Indian Traditional Wedding Game!!

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We love shooting South Indian Wedding though it covers long rituals. One such ritual is finding the ring.

The story goes like this, it is to find out "who will rule the roost in the home front." Playing this game has different methods. Among them, the common one is couples are asked to take off their rings and keep them in a pot of colored water or milk. As the rings settles down, the couples are asked to churn the water. After the churning whoever gets the ring first is declared as the winner. If the bride find the ring first then she will be a submissive wife. If it is the opposite happens, the groom will be down to his highness.  

Take a look at the some pictures we have covered in a wedding game called Finding Rings

Unique ritual of Cutting Banana Plant Stems – Kodava Wedding or Coorg Wedding

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It was special wedding for us, reason is, the custom in kodava wedding is altogether different from those of other part of India, and among them is ritual of cutting banana plant stems. It goes like this, nine plantain stumps measuring about a yard in length, in multiples of three, are attached to wooden stakes and driven into the ground and the top of the stems are decorated with flowers, on the way leading to the wedding venue. A chosen few, which includes important guests and maternal uncles of the bride and groom, have the privilege of cutting the plantain stumps with odi kathi (kinda of sword) and shown the three banana plant stems to be cut down. He offers prayers to his ancestors and village gods and walks thrice around the stems, gently tapping the flowers on top with the odi kathi. Then he cuts the stems one by one, each with a single stroke, exhibiting his strength and skill. He then dances joyfully to the beat of the valaga music along with the assembled people.

Take a look at the some of the pictures we have covered in coorg or kodava wedding custom called cutting banana plant stems.

Unique Custom of Ganga Pooja in Kodava or Coorg Wedding

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Indian Wedding = boring long of rituals Nahhh!! You are presumption is wrong, trust us, it’s totally fun. One such game is called Joota Chori Rasam or Joota Chupai means hiding shoes, the game goes like this Bride’s sister       steals the grooms shoes not the pair but only one shoe as a prank and promise to give the shoes back only if they get a handsome fee in return. On the other hand, grooms brothers and cousins put their best effort to find the shoes in order avoid paying handsome fee. And it is obvious in most of the case that the Bride’s sister wins the game, The groom finally gets his shoes back after light hearted negotiations and are put on his feet by the bride’s sisters.

Literally, this rasam reminds us the popular famous song ‘Joote lo paise do’ from the Bollywood movie ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’!

Take a look at the some pictures we have covered of the “Joota Chori Rasam”

Punjabi Wedding and importance of Kalire Custom!!

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 Kalire is an integral part of Punjabi’s bride’s attire and it holds very special place in a Punjabi wedding. Its umbrella shaped hangings on the bride’s hand tied to the chooda by bride’s sister and her friends. The significance is to provide good wishes to the bride and to remind her of her cousins and friends whom she is going to leave behind when she gets married.

The bride shakes off the kalire on her unmarried bridesmaids and friends. It is believed if a piece of the kalira falls on the head of an unmarried girl, she will be blessed and be the next bride. After the wedding, the bride keeps their kalire at the parental home as a memory & the rest among are distributed to sister-in-laws.