the bride and groom
– Photo: Amar Ujala
Babul ki duayan leti jaa… in-laws mein itna pyaar mileye maike ki kabhi na yaad aaye.. When this film song was played on the DJ, the whole atmosphere became emotional. Tears of happiness were flowing from the eyes of the parents and relatives. The occasion was the mass marriage ceremony organized at Dharampur Courtyard of the metropolis on Sunday under the aegis of Shri Bhakta Hanuman Seva Samiti Trust.
Here collectively 11 couples took seven rounds of married life considering the fire as a witness, then the office bearers and members associated with the trust sent the daughters to their in-laws together, blessing them for a happy life. On this occasion, hundreds of people from all over the city witnessed this mass marriage. The procession of 11 grooms came out simultaneously from the metropolis to the accompaniment of bands and drums, and when hundreds of baraatis and gharatis came out from the road swinging in it, there was an influx of onlookers.
The wedding processions were welcomed at various places with showers of flowers. The procession reached Dharampur Courtyard located on Maris Road through various routes. Where Saurabh Baljeevan, the convenor of Shri Bhakta Hanuman Seva Samiti Trust, and the family members and guests of the office bearers and daughters received them vigorously. After this the rituals of marriage started. Trust officials and servants were engaged with full dedication in the hospitality and marriage program of the baraatis. The needs of the grooms and the wedding processions were taken care of. The pandal resounded with auspicious songs from the garland till the rounds at the wedding venue.
11 couples come in a queue on the stage and garland together with chanting of mantras, then all the couples in the mandap take seven rounds with chanting of Vedic mantras. Separate pundits and the relatives of the bridegroom remained together at every altar. DM Indra Vikram Singh as Chief Guest, PAC Commandant Amit Kumar, former MLA Vivek Bansal, Dr. Rakshpal Singh, DR Yadav and eminent people of the city blessed the bride and groom and also took Kanyadan.