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Avani and Michael – Grah Shanti and Pithi

March 27, 2011

I arrived at Avani’s family home bright and early on the Friday before her wedding to document the Grah Shanti and Pithi ceremonies as well as the Varadh. During the Grah Shanti Lord Ganesh is invited to remove all obstacles and to provide the newlywed couple with prosperity and happiness. Then during the Pithi a […]

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I arrived at Avani’s family home bright and early on the Friday before her wedding to document the Grah Shanti and Pithi ceremonies as well as the Varadh. During the Grah Shanti Lord Ganesh is invited to remove all obstacles and to provide the newlywed couple with prosperity and happiness. Then during the Pithi a paste made of chickpea flour, tumeric and rose water is rubbed on the bride and grooms skin as a cleansing and beautification process.

Michael and Avani:

Michael watches as the prayer ceremony unfolds in the living room of Avani’s family home.

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