Our World Tuesday/A Marriage

The bride and the groom during the ceremony in the temple

Regular readers of this blog know about a marriage in the family that I’d posted before. My niece, Poomili (daughter of my husband’s eldest brother) got married to Jivraj on February 1. It was a much-looked-forward-to event and the excitement of  the marriage itself as of meeting relatives and friends, and the shopping of gifts and clothes was an experience that we will remember for a long time.

The bride is already on her way to the temple and the other guests are about to head in the same direction. The clothes that are worn on this occasion are our traditional wear. The weaves of the Dimasas (the tribe that we belong to) are colourful indeed. These are worn during marriages and during the harvest festival.

The bottom portion is called the rigu, the one on the chest is called rijamphain bren, and the one on the shoulder is called rikhousha.

The bride flanked by her aunts

The cynosure of all eyes! The bride’s sister and cousin (my son) look on as another cousin clicks a picture of the bride!


A close shot of our traditional jewelry. Beads and silver make up most of our jewelry.


The reception held the following evening had nearly a thousand guests coming to wish the newly married. Here the couple poses with the bride’s parents, brother and sister.

That’s me and my niece ready to usher in the guests. It was a most wonderful evening. The weather was just right and it was a joy to see so many family members, friends and other guests in the venue. May God shower Poomi and Jivraj with happiness!

It’s a pleasure to share an event like this on Our World. Click on the logo below to see other participants’ posts from across the globe. Have a great week everyone!

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About Kanak Hagjer

Hello from north-east India! I love to blog about all things floral and foliar and sharing the beauty of my region is what I am most passionate about!
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19 Responses to Our World Tuesday/A Marriage

  1. Mark Willis says:

    What gloriously colorful costumes you wear – and I love the jewellery too. How come the ladies dress in traditional clothes, but the gents wear “Western” dress??
    The new blog-header shows of some of that fabric really well, BTW.

    Kanak, I have been to Eastern Nepal several times. Is that anywhere near where you live?

  2. wendy says:

    What a beautiful bride! You must be so proud of your family. I love the colourful costumes and the jewellery is pretty too.
    Thank you for sharing this happy occasion with us and I wish the bride and groom happiness, joy and good health.

  3. magiceye says:

    lovely post! beautiful pics and wonderful narration!

    Heres wishing all the very best to the newly wedded couple!!

  4. Welcome back!!! And what a return you have made with these wonderful pictures! i love the one of the beautiful fabrics. and you and your niece are so beautiful!!! I have heard the weddings there are huge, they are not near as big here.

  5. I loved this post as I love learning about different customs…Everything is so ornate and beautiful and to see you…Lovely too!!!!!… a thousand guests…that is so many people to feed..Of course that is what I thought of… Great to have you back blogging…!!!!!!……Michelle

  6. ladyfi says:

    What a beautiful bride and lovely ceremony!

  7. A beautiful peek into someone else’s world.Thank you. Your sari looks very beautiful and richly coloured.

  8. Leovi says:

    Nice pictures, I love these delicious dresses, a beautiful wedding. Greetings.

  9. Kavita Walavalkar says:

    nice clicks… gave detail idea about the traditional marriage clothes and jwelleries….Hearty Congracts to ur niece Poomi & her hubby Jivraj.

  10. Luna Miranda says:

    what gorgeous, cheerful colors–perfect for a happy event. i wonder why the men have no traditional costume.:p

    you look elegant! i love the fabric of your dress.

  11. Eileen says:

    Lovely photos of the traditional dress. Both you and the bride look gorgeous. I love all the jewelry and colors. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing.

  12. Titania says:

    Kanak, such a beautiful event. I think it is nice to have a traditional marriage ceremony. The dresses are colourful and absolutely gorgeous. A beautiful bride. I also like the last picture with you and your niece. Two beautiful, lovely ladies. T♥

  13. Indrani says:

    The bride is so beautiful! I like those traditional colorful costumes. Fantastic post.

  14. islandgal246 says:

    Congratulations to your beautiful niece and her new husband. Kanak what a treat for the eyes. Such interesting fabrics and fashion, I wish I could get a feel of the fabric. You look rather regal my Royal Highness friend. Thanks for sharing.

    PS…you have some very pretty nieces!

  15. Wonderful couple and ceremony! Love the bright colours of your traditional wear and those beads and silver jewellery are awesome. It is so good to see your family all united and celebrating the joyous occasion like that. I wish the bride and bridegroom lots of joy!

  16. radha says:

    Lovely pictures. Lovely weaves. And just love the silver jewellery. So nice to see another metal rather than gold.

  17. Anita says:

    Hi Kanak, It’s really nice to see you back. And what a great post. I’ve never known what a traditional north east Indian wedding looked like. Very interesting dress and jewellery.

  18. Carole M. says:

    magnificent wedding photographs from your culture; I so enjoyed your post

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