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Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: October 3, 2008
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:19480
Description: The Hindu priest and Romi Gupta are shown together at the temple. The priest is performing the Mundan ceremony (hair cutting ceremony).
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: May 25, 2002
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:19482
Description: Shavetta's family members, from left: Sumiran Aggarwal, Kashish Goyal, Ramila Jindal, Punam Bansal, Meenu Jindal and Madhu Goyal wait for Shavetta's groom and his family to arrive at the wedding.
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: May 25, 2002
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:19498
Description: The bride, Shavetta Gupta, and groom, Rajesh Gupta, get ready to place Jaimalas (handstitched floral garlands) around each other's necks. This is an Indian wedding custom.
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: May 25, 2002
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:19499
Description: Rajesh's sister-in-law puts kohl (eye cosmetic) in his eyes before the wedding ceremony.
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: May 25, 2002
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:19503
Description: Shavetta's family welcomes Rajesh's family as they arrive to the wedding. After they pay the bride's family a sum of money, Rajesh Gupta will cut the ribbon and be allowed to enter the reception hall.
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: May 25, 2002
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:19477
Description: The bride and groom, Rajesh and Shavetta Gupta, pose while showing off their jaimalas (handstitched floral garlands) and heavily embroidered wedding clothes. The bride is wearing a lehenga, a traditio ... More
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: May 25, 2002
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:19489
Description: Towards the end of her wedding day, Shavetta Gupta throws grains of rice behind her as she leaves the wedding hall with her husband Rajesh Gupta. The grains are thrown to her family behind her so that ... More
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: May 25, 2002
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:19506
Description: Shavetta and her husband, Rajesh Gupta, circle the fire under the mandap (wedding tent) seven times making seven promises after which they will become husband and wife. This ritual is called the Saath ... More
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: May 25, 2002
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:19500
Description: The bride, Shavetta, and her groom, Rajesh Gupta, place pieces of food in the fire that serve as offerings for their wedding.
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: May 2002
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:19505
Description: Shavetta (left) and her husband, Rajesh Gupta, are shown exchanging rings on their engagement day in India. The engagement ceremony took place a few days before the wedding.
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