Mangaluru: Coast to witness hectic marriage season after a long lull

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Oct 28: During the last seven months during which coronavirus infection ruled the roost, marriages had taken the backseat, and marriages took place selectively because of restrictions imposed on them. In November, a long line of marriages is waiting to happen. It is learnt that the city will witness over 200 marriages during November alone.

Certain COVID19 rules have been relaxed now and as per the present guidelines, up to a hundred guests can take part in marriages. In India, marriages have always been ceremonies of pomp and show with the presence of thousands of guests displaying the best of saris and jewellery. The coming marriages will be subdued as compared to the earlier ones, but the families cannot wait for too long to perform marriages of their children.

As April and May months coincide with summer holidays, normally most of the marriages in coastal Karnataka happened during these months every year. However, because of the pandemic this time, only a handful of marriages were held during these months that too under compelling circumstances in the presence of a few guests. As per Hindu calendar, after April and May, auspicious marriage muhurats are available in November and December. Expecting the restrictions to ease, marriage halls were fixed in advance for these months. Most of the halls are either booked are being booked now for the marriages.

After the coronavirus infection struck, many offers have come into vogue like discount in hall rent, integrated contract for a fixed sum including hall rent, food for limited guests, decoration, photos, videos and other arrangements as well as combo offers. Several businesses including Shamiyana, catering, taxis, fruits and vegetables etc are looking forward to conducting some brisk business after several months of dull season.

Caterers say that with the number of guests limited to a hundred, people who are accustomed to conducting lavish marriage functions, are seeking to serve more dishes to the guests. Dakshina Kannada District Catering Association honorary president, Sudhakar Kamath, said that marriage functions are on the way and during November alone, catering services for over 200 marriage functions in the city have been booked in advance.






Comment on this article

  • Shalini, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 29 2020

    Absolutely no precautions are being followed during functions in our city. Functions have to take place but see to it that guest list doesn't cross 200 people.

    Somebody has to be der on stage to guide people to move fast. Making people to stand in que for wishing without social distancing is not acceptable. Why punish all the invitees. My humble request all have to be vigilant inside the hall with their masks and social distancing. Food place is just free for all with no rules followed. We r only inviting problems.

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  • A L Mendonca, Mangaluru

    Thu, Oct 29 2020

    With steady employment prospects diminished , marriages will go for a toss. We r heading to a future of single living faster than expected. Covid or no covid, married happily forever is a beggars dream without money.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Oct 29 2020

    Sure weddings are always in all religions are a question of money prestige and a big meeting of familys.Same time it brings to a normal family so much debt,to keep up with others.who gives out more types of dishes best one best decoration ,jewellery,to satisfy the bridegroom with his wishes and gifts.Family has to pay for years his bankloan ,or to a money lender.When less people so much better.Best is by these weddings ,let the guests bring tested with corona tests certificate,and a mask provided to wear.make them clear to be a responsible person for self and others too.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    Corona virus will be the biggest caterer, because lady guests are going to say kalliwalli and will want to show off their pretty faces with will drink and leave their masks at the bar...

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  • Rashad, Manipal

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    Marriages are made in heaven!

    Covid-19 is just a gateway of it..😀

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  • Rudolf Rodriguez, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    Still people want to have lavish weddings by taking risks! All protocols will be thrown to the winds when 100 people get together in closed environment!
    It's advisable for senior citizens to avoid frequenting crowded places due to chance of getting infected & this virus is known to reinfect already cured people & also give variety of hidden symptoms for more than a year!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    Distribute free masks to the Guests ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    Even if you give good quality masks also, majority people wear below the nose and on the neck... Better not to give and waste money...majority people think wearing masks is a style.... just like helmets... Why to blame the government for not containing the sickness

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