Indra's Nalangu Ceremony on the eve of her wedding

Here are some images of my good friend, Indra’s Nalangu Ceremony which I photographed on 26th November 2009.  Traditionally the Nalangu ceremony (wedding rituals) are performed before the actual wedding day by the bride to be’s mother, aunts etc as a symbol of how much she is loved.

Indra’s Nalangu ceremony lasted for a period of 5 days but due to my hectic schedule I only managed to attend her final ceremony on the eve of the wedding and photograph it for her.  Nevertheless I hope all of you enjoy viewing these sneak preview photos!

Indra & Prahalad – Wish you both only the best as married couples and good luck in settling down in Sydney, Australia after the wedding :O)

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Holy Water, Red Kumkum and Yellow Tumeric Paste

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Traditional Indian Hand Stone Grinder – Used as a form of blessing on the bride to be

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A Platter of Fruits

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Indra showing off her mehndi design

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Rubbing yellow tumeric paste on her face and hands

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Ceremonies done just before the actual wedding day, red kumkums are placed on her forehead and holy water is drizzled on her as a form of blessing

P&I-246The glowing bride to be

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The warding off evil ritual performed by 3 of Indra’s aunts

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Clean again, after all the traditional ceremony

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Indra with her sister and cousins

P&I-295Indra with her sis- in-laws & niece who came from London, UK for the wedding ceremony

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