The shubh muhurta has arrived. Bright yellow marigold flowers and typical shehnai music set the ambience. The ladies are more interested in comparing sarees. Relatives approach each other and become a bit too friendly. Mouthwatering aromas of mava pedas and food come from the backyard. Some guests are waiting for muhurta with handful of akshattas .
Just then the bride’s Mama brings the bride to the mandap while everyone circles the couple. Groom is anxiously playing hide and seek, trying to take a sneak peek at his lovely bride, while the bride is standing shyly on other side of the Antarpatt. With the chanting of Mangalashtakas and showering of rice grains on them, the antarpatt disappears and garlands bond the couple into a new matrimony.
Being a maharashtrian, Marathi weddings are always been a familiar and special part of my life. I enjoy them all the more while shooting