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More scenes from our unplanned gueststay at a Kashmiri wedding in nowhere else but Kashmir.

 

Pre-wedding:

Getting henna done:

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As the groom arrives, the balcony and street are flooded with onlookers.

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The girls are all together off on one side…

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…and the men crowd the walkway.

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The groom arrives…

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…on a horse.

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A room where the feasting takes place, for the men only. The girls only eat at lunchtime (to my friends’ dismay later on).

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The groom and Najia’s grandfather, whom I call Uncle-ji especially after all that he’s done for us in Srinagar.

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After eating, the groom is led to the house of the bride.

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And to end the night, the newlyweds leave by car to the groom’s house.

– At time of posting in Srinagar, it was 64.4 °F
Humidity: 77% | Wind Speed: 1km/hr | Cloud Cover: partly cloudy