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Pragyan ties nuptial knot on Sunday

A private star hotel here is all set to host the high-profile marriage of left arm spinner Pragyan Ojha with Karabi Biswal on Sunday night.

“We are marrying completely in Oriya tradition”, Ojha told reporters though he and Karabi were staying at Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, preparations for the marriage which is being held with Hindu customs had started since last few days with large number of relatives and guest thronging his residence in the city.

Earlier in the day, Ojha went through several rituals including bathing in turmeric mixed water, putting up vermilion and sandal paste on his fore head and offering puja before the deity in his residence amidst chanting of “hula huli” (a tradional swaying of the tongue creating sound by womenfolk).

Friends and relatives were readying themselves to accompany the “barat” on the sprawling roads leading upto the Mayfare Lagoon, the venue of the marriage.

Indian, Chinese and Continental food have been ordered by the bride’s family in the hotel for the members of the “barat”, a chef of the hotel said.

Besides, keeping in view large attendance of guests and viewers to have a glimpse of the celebrity groom, police had made arrangements by deploying heavy police personnel in and around the hotel.

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