It started at 7.00 am with worshiping the family God and ended with a wedding lunch and tambula at 4.00 pm.
The ceremony was wonderfully organized and each guest well taken care of just like a real wedding. It was a lovely experience free from the tantrums that are common in weddings of human beings.
I gasped, "It is an expensive affair to celebrate Sita Kalyana!!!"
It was the generosity of the B.C. Prasad family to conduct this rare celebration at their sprawling home.
Return of the procession after the visit to the nearby temple.
Enactment of the ceremonial bathing ritual of Lord Rama.The Kumarika's, pre-teen girls pounding rice, depicting the responsibilities of a married woman.
The Mangalashtake, the 8 verses that describe the duties of a married couple are sung.
The Thali is tied around Sita's neck.
B. C. Prasad, dancing with the pestle.