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Godh bharai/Shrimant/Shaad/Seemandham/Valakappu is an Indian Hindu ceremony.
The literal meaning is to fill the lap. The expecting mom is dressed like a bride and the friends and family bless the new mom-to-be with gifts - token cash and saree or jewellery in the case of close relatives. Traditionally, no gifts are given for the baby—only the mom. Everyone puts “tikka” (vermilion) on the mom’s forehead, prays for her and the baby’s wellbeing, followed by the aarti. Everyone rejoices the pending arrival of the baby.
Images included within this article are from a Gujarati-Hindu Godh Bharai Ceremony.
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Hasta Melap (Milap) Ceremony - performed after Kanya Daan has a lot of significance. It involves the tying of the groom's scarf or shawl to the bride's sari. The tying of knot and the joined hands of the couple are symbolic of the meeting of two hearts and souls.
The acharya or the priest chants mantras and seeks the blessings of Goddess Laxmi and Parvati for the couple. The family and relatives witness the conduct of the ceremony and come forward to bless the bride and groom.
Functions like Weddings and Engagements are very special and you would want them to be captured by a professional who can not only document your day(s) but also do it in style and with passion.
As with most business, "you get what you pay for", however, paying more money does not guarantee you the best photographer either. There needs to be a right balance. Gone are days when your parents used to decide on some wedding photographer based on recommendation of a few relatives and because he will give a "good deal". These days, couples getting married want more control and the big question for these couples remains which photographer to go for without breaking the budget.
Here are a few tips which you may use to ensure that you put yourself in the right position for your wedding photographs.
a. Research - Ask around - family, friends, work colleagues, chances are someone you know would know a photographer who was hired either by themselves or someone they know. Ask for the details on the entire photography experience - Did the photographer make the couple feel comfortable and relaxed?, Are they completely satisfied by their photographer?
b. Google it - Google for photographers who specialise in Weddings and who live around your area/city. This way you may save on their travel fee and they might give you a "local's" discount (don't be afraid to ask).