The big day
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The groom arrives at the wedding ceremony location with his baraat of family and friends. Many grooms choose to arrive on horseback or in a horse and carriage. The Baraat gathers together and everyone dances in celebration. Traditionally Gujarati’s did not marry someone from their own town so the baraat signified the groom entering the bride’s village.

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Ravi
Sunday 19 January, 2014
04:30 PM

A, Rushikesh Residency, Near Vraj Chowk, Sarthana Jakatnaka, Surat.

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The groom’s scarf is ties to the bride’s saree which symbolizes the union of their two souls. The acharya chants mantras to invoke the blessings of Goddess Laxmi and Goddess Parvati for the bride. The relatives also come together to bless the couple and shower grains of rice and rose petals on them.

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Ravi-Nimisha
Sunday 19 January, 2014
07:11 PM

9, Hari Krishna Campus, Nr. Vraj Chowk, Simada, Varachha Road, Surat.

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