Fiji Time: 1:12 AM on Monday 24 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Features

Mass wedding for 47 Indian brides and grooms

Source: Daily Mail
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

As any blushing bride would undoubtedly agree, it's nice to be surrounded by friends and family on the big day.

But for these happy girls, there was safety in numbers as they got hitched in a mass wedding in India.

The 47 Muslim brides all wore peach saris with a covering veil as they waited for the ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad to begin.

They sat next to each other excitingly chatting as religious leaders put their thumbprints on the marriage certificate and signed it while the grooms watched nearby.

The act signified the bride's agreement to the wedding in front of a relative — a ritual known as the 'Nikah Kabool Hai' or 'Do You Agree for the Marriage' section.

The grooms were all dressed in traditional outfit, but one of the men couldn't resist making a quick mobile call for last-minute advice.

Mass weddings in India are quite common — giving poor people a good ceremony or held on an auspicious date of the year.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. This team is much fitter than Gold Coast winning team says Ryan
  2. $50m more
  3. Sturridge out for the season
  4. Chaudhry describes budget as 'ambitious and unrealistic'
  5. Fijians win
  6. Boxing: Loss ends Cameron's career
  7. Three drown
  8. Fiji's return anticipated
  9. FCEF: Budget to help Fijians
  10. Alcohol duty up by 10pc

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist's death: Murder accused to appear in court Monday (17 Nov)
  2. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  3. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  4. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  5. The man behind the scene Monday (17 Nov)
  6. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  7. Man found unconscious, dies in hospital Monday (17 Nov)
  8. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  9. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)
  10. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)