Brazilian couple enter into wedlock as per Hindu culture
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 19:59
Puducherry: Fascinated by the Hindu culture, a Brazilian couple today entered into wedlock in a traditional Hindu marriage amidst chanting of 'mantras' here.

The marriage of the couple, practising yoga and learning Sanskrit at International Council of Yoga and Educational Research (ICYER) here for the past six months, was held in the premises of the Kambliswamy Mutt in this town, a former French colony thronged by large number of foreigners.

23-year-old Selipe tied the 'mangalsutra' to Renata (22) as Sanskrit pandits led by Raja Sastrigal performed the rituals in accordance with Hindu culture, ICYER officials said.

The bridegroom was wearing a silk dhoti and bride was attired in a silk saree. The parents and brother of Renata were present at the marriage, they said.

The couple, who have also been acquainting themselves with various devotional mantras and songs, were keenly interested in entering into wedlock as per Hindu rituals as they "have taken a liking to our tradition and procedures in marriages", Raja Sastrigal said.

The bridegroom has since rechristened his name as Girirajan and the bride as Sivasankari, demonstrating their patronage to Hindu God and Goddess.

Among those who blessed the couple included the head of ICYER Dr Meenakshidevi Bhavanani.


First Published: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 19:59

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