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Happy Bengalee Bride...5

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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22 Jan 2013 10:01AM
rich colours and tones very nice capture

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
22 Jan 2013 10:02AM
A fascinating write-up, Debu, so very interesting. A beautiful image of a very beautiful bride, too. Carol
strokebloke Plus
7 493 17 England
22 Jan 2013 10:12AM
An intriguing insight into a culture Debu.
And a colourful and pleasing photo
22 Jan 2013 10:12AM
Wondreful
Interesting write-up Debu and the capture sure does have amazing colours and detail a beautiful bride so well captured

John
22 Jan 2013 10:39AM
Cracking well shot ....
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 11:14AM
The beauty of your women never fail to amaze me.
The colours and jewellery are wonderful too as are your traditions.
KateGrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
22 Jan 2013 11:40AM
A golden lady must be happy.Wink Excellent shot!
22 Jan 2013 12:05PM
Darun
22 Jan 2013 12:18PM
She is very lovely in her wedding attire. I'm sure her husband to be will be very pleased. A very interesting write up and an excellent portrait.......Sandy
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
22 Jan 2013 12:29PM
Very good write up and lovely photo Debu !! I love the beauty and richness in this image Smile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
22 Jan 2013 12:30PM
Very beautiful Debu.

Regards

Trev.
Tibetan 4 3 England
22 Jan 2013 12:43PM
24kt golden shot Debu, a lovely Happy Bride is very nice, great colours and detail, like it a lot, regards Leon, good narrative GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
22 Jan 2013 1:14PM
She looks really happy, Debu, smiling from the eyes.

Dave
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 1:36PM
A happy, beautiful young woman. An excellent shot Debu with superb colour and detail. Your write up is very informative and interesting to read of another cultures customs.
Ray
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 1:38PM
Stunning image Debu
Jim
Dinky65 3 1 United States
22 Jan 2013 2:03PM
Remarkable image/culture shot.
beautiful portrait and beautifully painted henna on the hands well taken.

billy
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
22 Jan 2013 2:25PM
A very beautiful portrait Debu - the dress and jewelery are fabulous. Once again many thanks for the information.
Joan.
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
22 Jan 2013 4:14PM
What a fantastic portrait Debu.
Bob
LexEquine 10 19 United States
22 Jan 2013 7:34PM
'Top Shot!!' ~ Peter Smile
abeeror2 4 22 Australia
22 Jan 2013 7:54PM
Stunning and very interesting!
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 10:22PM
Beautiful lady in this portrait, great and colourful image Debu, Peter..
Humblebee 4 1 England
22 Jan 2013 10:28PM
A stunning image Debu, of a beautiful bride in a glorious outfit ... Carol
22 Jan 2013 11:22PM
A stunning portrait,wonderful colourd Debu..Lin
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2013 2:31AM
Beautiful, both the bride and the photograph.
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
23 Jan 2013 3:52AM
She certainly looks a happy bride Debu, no sign of this being a forced wedding, thanks for showing and write-up on this interesting custom!
Rgds., Jim
23 Jan 2013 11:54AM
QUE BELLEZA DE FOTOGRAFÕA.
23 Jan 2013 3:46PM
This is a stunning image, Debu! The extra info just adds to our understanding of an interesting ceremony!
MaggieGrinGrin
Source 6
23 Jan 2013 11:40PM
Amazing colours.Superb
-source
24 Jan 2013 12:23PM
What a beautiful picture. Lovely colours and textures - she looks so happy.
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 12:49PM
Amazing! Thank you for explaining! She's so beautiful in all that regalia dressing! Very well seen. IB
25 Jan 2013 12:03AM
Excellent detail and depth of colour throughout.

Lavina
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 9:27AM
24 carat capture. I am all for deep culture, traditions and practices. Nice write-up Debu.
LexEquine 10 19 United States
1 Feb 2013 5:20PM
Good Afternoon, Debu,

"I came back, today, to give You my Award for this Lovely full Portrait Photograph."

Have a great Weekend!

Ciao ~ Peter Smile

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