Wedding Horse

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The Wedding Horse

Kicking off the wedding season with this post.

In most North Indian weddings, the groom travels to the bride’s house mounted on a horse, a mare (ghodi) more specifically. The horse is decorated in wedding finery and the groom’s sisters feed a bowl of soaked Bengal gram (chane ki daal) to the horse before it leaves for the wedding. This is followed by the groom paying Shagun (token amount of money) to his sisters.

Seen in the picture above is the wedding horse and its owner. During the peak wedding season, a single horse attends almost 5 to 6 weddings a day. The owner leaves with the horse to attend the next wedding immediately after dropping the groom at the marriage venue.

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Seen in Rajasthan.

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Thanks to Rajven for sharing this picture.

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