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Indian Wedding Traditions | Tulsi Vivah

Some Indian wedding traditions can be very strange to an outsider. I have been here for a while and have experienced some of them but there is always a new experience. I have heard of the marriage of the Tulsi plant in Goa but this is the first time I actually made the time to […]

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A blessing to the newly wed couple

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 […]