Tuesday, March 28, 2006

SPT


This is from my wedding day. Getting ready for the ceremony. I'm smiling at my hubby. This was a beautiful day, the best. I did all my own makeup and applied the bindhi's myself. We had a hindhu wedding ceremony. Included in this ceremony is 7 steps around fire (saptapadi). This symbolizes the beginning of our journey through life together, each step represents one of the seven oaths of marriage and invokes the blessings of the Lord. I think it's so meaningful and special. I will share the meanings of each step. Step one: enough food, step two: our physical well-being, third: material prosperity, fourth: our happiness, fifth: growth of our family, sixth: raise our children to be strong and virtuous and seventh: our eternal friendship, co-operation and love for each other. The Hindu ceremony carries so much spiritual significance. I feel so lucky to have had such a beautiful ceremony to marry and celebrate my true love.

2 comments:

Jen said...

What a beautiful photo! Great job on the eyebrow bindhi's - I love those. I didn't have that, in Telugu ceremonies we had a gold piece tied around our foreheads instead. Also got to wear the tikka (that hangs down your part). I love the Indian jewelry and decorations- so elaborate. Here's a photo from my Hindu ceremony.
http://telastudio.com/knit/mehndi_wedding.jpg
Was yours in the states or India?

Nessie Noodle said...

Wow! you look beautiful- that is a wonderful photo of you. And I love the ceremony, such great meaning...