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Hassan: CSI Grounds hosts First-ever Traditional Konkani Marriage


Hassan: CSI Grounds hosts First-ever Traditional Konkani Marriage

Pics and Report by Praveen Veigas
for Daijiworld Media Network - Hassan

Hassan, May 17: When most of the Konkani speaking people in Mangalore and other places are shunning their own native culture and traditions, it is indeed heartening to see the same being preserved and promoted here in the district which has only a few Konkani speaking people. Though Kannada is the main language here, efforts put in by Karnataka Sahitya Academy in the last couple of years to revive Konkani culture in this part of the state is now paying results gradually but steadily. Hassan Konkani Sanchalan has been leading this revival, which has now even pervaded the entire Chikmagalur district.

This was quite evident when CSI Grounds here hosted the first-ever traditional Konkani marriage of Hassan on Monday May 12. Prashanth D'Costa, the secretary of Hassan Konkani Sanchalan led from the front by marrying Hezil from Gonibeedu parish of Moodigere in traditional Konkani manner. The nuptials were held in St Anthony's Church here.

Prashanth dressed in traditional Konkani attire 'Todop, Kutanv and Urmal' arrived along with his relatives, friends, near and dear ones to the church on a procession. On the other hand Hezil too was clad in traditional dress 'Kirigi Baaju'. After the nuptial both arrived to the CSI Grounds on horse cart.

Earlier Prashanth's roce too was held in traditional manner with relatives offering 'vojim' and then gathering together for the roce.

It was indeed a praiseworthy pioneer effort to promote and preserve Konkani culture and traditions. While Konkani speaking in other places have made western rites, attire and traditions as their own for marriages and other functions, Prashanth has shown that adhering to the native traditions will go long way in preserving our own identity.


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  • praveen veigas, hassan

    Thu, Dec 23 2010

    joyson. i am very glad to know that you are inspired by this article and you have decided to marry in traditional manner.

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  • Joyson Prabhu, Shirva / Salmabad, Bahrain

    Sun, Nov 14 2010

    This is so wonderful! I will have a wedding like that, one day.

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  • prescilla fernandes, m

    Mon, Jun 2 2008

    Prashanth ani Hezil, thumka lagnache subhashai. Thumche kazari zivith borem zao. Jai konkani jai.

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  • narayan bappanad, d.k. mulki

    Fri, May 30 2008

    all the best to the young couples and best veiwing present generation.

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  • Donny Cutinha, Bajal Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, May 20 2008

    congragulation to prashanth & hazil, prashanth keep it up what you done real amazing our old christian marriage traditional culture.wish you happy married life

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  • Dr Urban D'Souza, Udyavar/Malaysia

    Tue, May 20 2008

    Well done Prshanth and Hezil. Congratulations and all the best for a happy married life ahead. Indeed it is a great wedding by following our konkani catholic tradition. One must revive this tradition for the benefit of our future generation. As Catholic families are becoming the slaves of western culture, good old tradition is dying. As wealth and money is gained our catholics find inferiority to bind to their culture. Many homes have forgotten the mother tongue even. I am proud with you all and expect our society to turn back to our culture and find an identity among ourselves. God bless you

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  • Victor Machado, Kundapur/Canada

    Mon, May 19 2008

    This is in response to the negative comments by Mr. Vijay Lobo, Mangaore. Did he not see that the 'dedi' was a young girl and wore a traditional Indian attire (Shalwar Kameez). A saree would not have been appropriate for her age. We congratulate Prashanth and Hezil on their wonderful traditional Konkani Wedding Ceremony and I and my wife Monica wish them all the best in their married life. Dev Boren Korun!!

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  • Colin Fernandes, Melbourne

    Tue, May 20 2008

    That is indeed a very innovative move. Well done to the couple.Traditions are meant to be preserved and the couple have shown the way. Wishing the couple a blissfull and happy married life

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  • vinith pinto, DUBAI

    Mon, May 19 2008

    congrats & happy married life.

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  • Vaneetha Leena Pinto, sakleshpur/bangalore

    Mon, May 19 2008

    congrajulations PRASHANTH and HEZIL. Hats off PRASHANTH for this wonderfull event. hope all the konkani people will follow this example. also congrajulations PRAVEEN VEIGAS the master mind of this event and appreciate your attitude of being beyond the screen

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  • vanitha leena pinto, sakleshpur/bangalore

    Mon, May 19 2008

    congrajulations prashanth and hezil. hats off to prashanth for a wonderfull event.hope all konkni people follow this example. congrats PRAVEEN VEIGAS who is tha master mind of this event and appreciate ur attitude being beyond the screen.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Mon, May 19 2008

    I do not know Prashant and Hazel but indeed I congratulate them on celebrating a great event in their lives in the traditional Mangalorean way as it existed several decades ago. I was quite excited to see people gathered together to sing the voyoos and following the custom of roce. When I was a child I have seen the damscus umbrella being used to protect the bridal couple from the sun and I saw it after decades again in the picture. Hai! and was it not wonderful to see the groom on the Horse showing his chivalry. I wish people in Mangalore follow this custom. It is such great tradition. Joe Gonsalves

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  • CRP, Mangalore

    Mon, May 19 2008

    Really wonderful to see marriages with such traditional celebrations. A reflection of Konkani culture is needed. Today, when everyone is going for modernisation, people like Prashanth and Hezil are needed to remind people of the rich Konkani heritage. May God bless you, Happy married life.

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  • precilla benito, bajal

    Sun, May 18 2008

    happy married life

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  • sadesh f dsilva, ududpi /kuwait

    Sun, May 18 2008

    hi prakash,i had seen lot of traditional marriages but i didnt seen like this...its a graet...i wish u a happy married life and respect our tradition in future also...sandesh f dsilva

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  • hylon rodrigues, mangalore

    Sun, May 18 2008

    congragulation to prashanth & hazil for keeping our ancient marriage traditions alive. i want to know whether the mass was in konkani & kannada,cos konkani mass is banned by the bishop of chickmanglur in the diocese.

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  • stevecinthi, loreto/UAE

    Sun, May 18 2008

    Congragulations to prasant-Hazil hi Its great occation to watch the marriage ceremony on net.. Lets keep up our culture and tradation. Great efforts.

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  • Vinod Vincent Lobo, Hassan

    Sun, May 18 2008

    I was surprised to see that even our Konkani Culture which is rae to see in hassan is preserved and been presented in such a wonderful way. Good Job and Keep going.

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  • precilla, manglore

    Sun, May 18 2008

    happy married life great function

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  • jessie dsa, Mangalore/Japan

    Sun, May 18 2008

    It is a Great wedding. Congrtas Prashanth for keeping up our tradition. I hope we can see these kind of marriages in Mangalore too..

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  • benedicta, paladka/dubai

    Sun, May 18 2008

    I love tradition marriage, it was realy a feast to watch. I hope more and more people try to do this so that our tradition alive.

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  • Hemanth Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sun, May 18 2008

    Great effort Prashanth. I appreciate & thank your family, friends & all who attended your wedding and supported you to show us, if you WILL, you can keep your culture alive. I am very happy to see the pictures on daijiworld. Thanks DAIJI for the great clips. We spend lavishly on weddings at the end just for no reason. I can see your wedding breathing. I can see there is life in the whole function. I can see the respect for culture. Thanks again for showing us our olden days.

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  • Joseph D Souza, padukone kundapor

    Sun, May 18 2008

    WAWA prashanth both of your looking great I am realy impressed on both of you and with both family too its geat achivment to show our tradition you are a histoy maker we all konken people proud of you and both family and supoting people tooo ooooooooooooo

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  • CGC, USA

    Sun, May 18 2008

    I assume the marriage was celebrated in Konkany both in Church and home. I am only presuming as I hear on the other hand, that there is a standing 'dictat' by the bishop of Cikmagalur that no church services can be held or celebrated except in Kannada. This marriage certainly points in the right direction of people having the freedom of expressing themselves in their mother tongue. CC

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  • melwyn miranda, gantalkatte,moodbidri.. kuwait

    Sun, May 18 2008

    really a great wedding,,,,,,,,bov sobith kazzar.happy married life.

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  • vijay lobo, mangalore

    Sun, May 18 2008

    I appreciate your effort to keep up the tradition. live thetradion in your life also. may you have blessed married life. "vokle novryan samsrati sambalya... dediyek kithem zalem? kapaad nathllengi? thika samsrati shikovnchi nakaagi?.....

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  • Don, Mangalore/Canada

    Sun, May 18 2008

    Congrats Prashanth & Hazel it is heartening to see folks like you keeping tradition alive. My dream is to see more marriages and an renaissance in our Konkani Catholic Community. I take this opportunity to wish you both God's choiciest blessings for a long and happy married life, all the best.

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  • jeevan dsouza, gurpur kaikamba

    Sat, May 17 2008

    Great effort indeed. It's worth celeberating your wedding this way.

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  • A.D'Cunha Shenoy, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 17 2008

    This is indeed beautiful and noteworthy. Mr.Prashanth hats off to you, you are the true son of the soil and you have made a big difference in preserving our rich tradition when most of our youngsters are shying away from our identity. I wish I was at your wedding.

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  • steven lewis, airody/mandya

    Sat, May 17 2008

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  • Stany Lobo, Bajal Mangalore/BAHRAIN

    Sat, May 17 2008

    WHAAA- Prashanth ani Hezil- Poishilya Hassanath konknni saunskrahi??? aamche dholle thumchi sobhai thoshe vojanchi mandavoll thosence ross kazar ghodya gadi shisth gorkar shindhap nhesaan dhikatha ami kazarak paulyabhorins zalen Thumka lagnache subhashaie pateithana sukk sambrathache kazari zivith magthav Manu Bahrain Ani Kutam

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