My eldest daughter got engaged this past weekend! What a nail biter of a day it was! Mainly because it was orchestrated to be a surprise for her. Well I’m happy to report we pulled off a wonderfully romantic surprise proposal last Saturday. In this post I wanted to share with you pics of the Indian engagement ceremony we had right after Sri said YES!
The rituals of an Indian engagement ceremony
An engagement ceremony in the Indian culture is not only the celebration of the engaged couple, but the coming together of two families. To symbolize this newly developing bond among the two families an engagement ceremony is held with family and friends. During the ceremony along with a brief prayer both sets of parents exchange sweets, flowers, including gifts for the newly engaged couple such as a sari for the girl and traditional Indian attire for the guy. After the ceremony a feast is had with all.
Our intimate engagement ceremony in an unpredictable year
If it were any normal year, we would have invited all our friends and family with some even flying in from all over the country to attend the engagement ceremony. But this is no ordinary year! It’s a once in a century type of year (you know what I mean). To keep it safe and still have a festive celebration we decided to have a very intimate engagement ceremony with just our family and Pranav’s parents. Here is a look at our 2020 Sridevi and Pranav’s engagement ceremony.
A light for Lord Ganesha – the remover of obstacles
Lord Ganesh is worshiped before starting anything new. He is worshipped as the lord of beginnings and as the lord of removing obstacles. Lord Ganesha paves the way for us to move forward in life with positive energy..