According to reports, English actor-comedian Brand and American musician Perry are undergoing a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on October 23 at Sher Bagh Resort adjoining Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan state of India on October 23. Eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that reports suggested that many of the traditional pre-wedding Hindu rituals apparently were being followed.
Perry had been spotted wearing nath (traditional bridal nose ring which is removed by groom on wedding night); she was planning to decorate some parts of her body with mehndi (myrtle paste); groom planned to arrive by white decorated horse at the wedding venue; and a Hindu priest had been hired to perform the ceremony; etc.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, hoped that Brand-Perry would follow the proper rituals at the actual wedding ceremony on Saturday also, which would include recitation of Sanskrit mantras by groom, bride, and other relatives; kannyadan (giving away daughter in marriage); lajahom (parched rice oblation by bride"s brothers); saptpadi (seven circumambulations of the sacred sacrificial fire); filling of the bride"s maang (line of demarcation in parting and setting the locks of head hair) with vermilion; groom touching the feet of bride"s parents to seek blessings; etc.
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