Tuesday, May 27, 2008
My young friend from work got married this past weekend. Kishan and Anita grew up in the Augusta area. Both families are Indian so the wedding and reception were interesting cultural experiences for us. For those of you (including my wife) who think Catholic weddings are long, you should try a traditional Hindu wedding. I couldn't follow everything, as my Sanskrit is a bit rusty, but I'd have to say my favorite part of the four hour ceremony was the rite of the Kashi Yatra in which the groom leaves the building (as if on a pilgrimage to become an aesthete) and the prospective father-in-law retrieves him and convinces him to become a family man instead. It's a choice we all have to make at one point in our lives. Congratulations to Kishan and Anita.
(Thanks to Ben for the pictures)
- posted by Steve permalink 5/27/2008