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Wedding sans rituals, guests served tea-biscuits

Udaipur : When one talks of Indian weddings, mehandi, haldi, band, baja and baraat followed by a lavish buffet comes immediately to mind. However, in Pratapgarh, a couple entered the wedlock sans rituals. The groom was dressed in a casual pant-shirt while the bride didnt have any jewelry on her body nor were her palms adorned by the auspicious considered Mehandi.  Some 25 guests including relatives and close family members of both the side sat on the ground while ‘KabirVani’ was played and within 17 minutes, the  wedding was solemnised.wanted to break away from these rituals to create awareness among people against superstition.

The bride Rekha daughter of Kamalchandra from Chatarpura village in Arnod  tehsil of Pratapgarh married Perulal son of Ramchandra from Amaliyapada Beed of Ratlam district in MadhyaPradesh. There was no reception and the guests were served tea and biscuits only. There were no Pheras nor varmala rituals performed. ” The disciples of Kabirpanthi Sant Rampalji Maharaj and members  of the Labana Samaj are doing away with the rituals  and social evils related to weddings such as dowry, squandering money lavishly on gifts and receptions etc” spokesman Sohan Panwar said. Such kind of simple wedding is known as ‘Ramaini’ where not even invitation cards are printed. The disciples of the sant vow to refrain from all sort of intoxicants. never hold or participate in MrityuBhoj, are against foeticide and bribery.

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