Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Indian Wedding - Kankana Dhaarana

During step 2 (Kankana Dhaarana) of our wedding ceremony, while we were still separated by a curtain, a sacred thread (a turmeric-stained thread wrapped around a turmeric root) was tied on our wrists. This thread should protect us from evil spirits and also signified that we were prepared to take the vows of marriage.

The threads looked like this:

Here we are getting ready to tie threads around our wrists:

And here are some of our guests watching the ceremony: