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Happy Bengalee Bride...

By debu    
In traditional Bengali wedding,the bridegroom comes to the girlís house to marry her.As the auspicious time approaches,4-5 male memberís of the bride family take her,seated on a low stool(piri), circuling round the groom 7 times to symbolize that the bride and bridegroom are now winded up securely to each other.Finally,the bride and bridegroom come face to face and removing the 2 betel leaves covering her face all this while, make their first eye-contact, called Shubha Drishti.The two then exchange garlands,a ritual called Mala Baadal.

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
9 Mar 2013 10:45AM
Another super picture.

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9 Mar 2013 10:59AM
So beautiful! And she looks really happy. This is a lovely colourful, well presented image.Grin
9 Mar 2013 11:03AM
Lovely capture and enjoyed the description.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
9 Mar 2013 11:04AM
What a lovely and colourful bride Debu !! A lovely photo !
johnke 4 223 15
9 Mar 2013 11:26AM
Great detail and color in this image Wow, thank you for the Narrative it was awesome ...John
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
9 Mar 2013 11:43AM
Stunning happy portrait Debu, looking at the make up and arm decorations it must take her hours to get ready.


RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Mar 2013 12:06PM
An interesting narrative about the ceremony to accompany this fine portrait of the bride.
Humblebee 5 1 England
9 Mar 2013 12:06PM
Happy is the Bride - a lovely portrait, Debu of a beautiful lady ... Carol Grin
8 10 10 England
9 Mar 2013 12:29PM
This is a lovely portrait of the bride Debu and your explanation of the ceremony is very interesting.
a beautiful portrait lovely colors.

CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
9 Mar 2013 1:03PM
A beautiful portrait, Debu, but I find that the light on her face has made her look like she has hamster cheeks Grin. Carol
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 1:15PM
I'm sure the groom was thrilled to see this beautiful bride.
Such elaborate dress and make up.
9 Mar 2013 5:22PM
The bride is just waiting for the ceremony to start. Needed more pic to substantiate the write up , at least 3 more. 1. For Seven round , 2. Suva Dristi, 3. Mala badol.

A beautiful happy portrait, but missing the very momentary expression of bride to be.
milky 14 Wales
9 Mar 2013 7:01PM
Beautiful capture-----MilkyWink
Source 7
9 Mar 2013 10:52PM
A wonderful colourful portrait
paskinmj 8 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 11:16PM
Beautiful portrait Debu.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 4:41AM
A wonderful bridal portrait that captures the colours and gorgeous golden highlights beautifully. Fascinating description too.
10 Mar 2013 9:54PM
I agree with LynneJoyce. And such a beautiful bride too!
Smile Brenda
1881 5 India
11 Mar 2013 4:54PM
Really an another super picture.


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