Avaes Mohammad

India: KUTCHI WEDDING

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2009 at 6:54 pm

During my time in Mandvi, Kutch I was lucky enough to be invited to a wedding.  It was the most fun and certainly the most colourful wedding I’ve been to in a long time and it took place in the household of my Uncle’s friend.  By caste, this whole family are musicians and as such felt duty bound in providing the best music and most glorious party Mandvi has seen in their collective lifetimes.  It became a question of honour.  A gigantic chandelier and three whole nights with traditional Raas Dancing, Dandia Dancing with sticks and some of the most incredible musicians in the region roaring riotously each night till dawn certainly kept the families honour intact.  This is definitely an occasion where pictures speak louder than words.  Two brothers from that family were getting married together…

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Raas Dancing

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Raas Dancing

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Raas Dancing

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Raas Dancing

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Raas Dancing?

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Raas Dancing

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The two brides getting down with it!

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freaky deaky dancing...just as traditional!

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Dandia Dancing

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Dandia Dancing

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Three Musketeers

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Bride 1

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Bride 2

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Dha!

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