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Mangalpheras
The priest sets up a small fire in a Kand (Copper Bowl). Agni (fire) is the mouth of Vishnu (Hindu god) and symbolises the illumination of the mind, knowledge and happiness. During the Mangalpheras, the couple circles the holy fire four times, each time stopping to touch with their toe, a stone in their path which symbolises obstacles they will overcome together.

The Hindu Affair 5 of 8

Mangalpheras
The priest sets up a small fire in a Kand (Copper Bowl). Agni (fire) is the mouth of Vishnu (Hindu god) and symbolises the illumination of the mind, knowledge and happiness. During the Mangalpheras, the couple circles the holy fire four times, each time stopping to touch with their toe, a stone in their path which symbolises obstacles they will overcome together.

comments (10)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Mar 2010, 07:00
All the symbolism is really awesome, SAVO. A lot of thought goes into these ceremonies!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Mar 2010, 07:47
A fascinating insight into a very different culture; I'm wiser as a result.
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 22 Mar 2010, 07:51
Great explanation SAVO.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Mar 2010, 08:43
A huge amount of ritual here SAVO: a bit different to the way we do it
Quite interesting rituals here Savo!
good one savo
really nice one! I had not seen a fire from a Hindu wedding in such an elaborate container. very interesting smile
Fascinating, SAVO.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Mar 2010, 17:04
Nice one again. The socks reminds me of a Hindu ceremony I have attended around 15 years ago.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Mar 2010, 02:38
A beautifully illuminated image, SAVO.

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