Hijras are members of what is usually considered in India as ‘the third sex’ – neither man nor women. The hijras usually show up at weddings and at the birth of male babies, to perform religious ceremonies intended to bring good luck and fertility. These ‘ceremonies’ involve music, singing, and sexually suggestive dancing, and although […]
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Taking pictures at a Muslim wedding could be a tricky thing. Not like the traditional Indian weddings that could take hours, the Muslim wedding itself takes only a minute as the couple sign the Nikahnama separately, and that’s it! By the time I finished photographing the bride, the bridegroom had already singed the Nikahnama in another […]
No other country can compare with ours when it comes to sheer variety of wedding rituals. Religious, social and cultural, here’s a slice of Indian wedding pomp and splendour. Photographs by Sephi Bergerson. Text by Priyamvada Kowshik for Marie Clair (India, October 2009) The sights and smells, noise and fervour, pomp and grandeur, rites and […]
Kerala, God’s own country, is a favorite destination for a beach wedding, but a traditional Kerala wedding of the Syrian Christian church is something very different than what most people that come to Kerala had ever seen. Varshini and Alex, or as everyone calls him; Mithun, had a Syrian Christian wedding in Coimbatore, not far […]
A south Indian wedding at the holy city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, is indeed a unique experience. Madurai is the home of the historic Hindu temple Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman Temple. I am not really a ‘temple’ person, but I must admit that this temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva (in the form of Sundareswarar or Beautiful Lord) and his consort, Goddess Parvati (in the form of Meenakshi) is […]
When I began my journey with wedding photography in India it was to become a book exploring the various traditions of Indian weddings. Traveling the length and breadth of India for the book, I was searching out differences and similarities in Indian wedding traditions, while trying to find a single theme that could explain the […]
‘Wedding Belles: How to Make Your Dream Wedding Come True’ is a new planner from Connected Weddings and Random House to help you organize and produce your perfect event in India. Skillfully designed by Heema Sabharwal and with my images, it is now available in the stores.