Daijiworld Media Network – Vijayapur (MS)
Vijayapur, Mar 12: In traditional Hindu marriages of India, the bride and bridegroom complete the ritual of Saptapadi and the bridegroom ties the mangalsutra around the neck of the bride. However, in a marriage ceremony that took place at Hallura Palace of Nalatwada town under the limits of Muddebihala taluk in the district, the roles were reversed. In this marriage, the bride tied the mangalsutra around the neck of the bridegroom!
In the Kalyana Mahotsava that was organised by the Duddagi, Baragundi clan bride Ankita tied the mangalsutra around the neck of groom Prabhuraja, while bride Priya tied the mangalsutra around the neck of her groom Amit and stepped into their wedded life.
The families celebrated the revolution brought about by the great social reformer Basavanna by making the brides tie the mangalsutra which had the beads of Rudrakshi. This marriage was conducted under the principles of Basava Dharma.
In addition, there was no auspicious time (Shubha Muhutha) to tie the mangalsutra in these marriages. The invitees and guests who attended the marriage blessed the pair of couples by showering flowers on them instead of the usual Akshate.