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June 4, 2010

My dad's 80th birthday photos

This ceremony is called "Sadabhishekam" performed with vedic rituals grandly when both husband and wife are alive and they get married lol for the 3rd time (to each other of course) so that their grandchildren can see and enjoy. (2nd time is at the 60th birthday which is so that their children can see the parents get married.)
It is rare to see both and is very auspicious and relatives and friends come to get blessed by the pair.
So that is the background for this event.
Now for the photos
of the vedic rituals
on the previous day we perform purification and appeasing rituals called udhayashanthi or udhagashanthi

mom , dad and the priest at our home

1st elder brother, dad, mom, me and 2nd brother (also elder to me)

Next day at the temple

Bridal procession with relatives bearing gifts - sweets and fruits and nuts and dress for the bride and groom

Holy water sprinkled through a sieve on the pair by their children and grandchildren

Tying the knot. In India since the bride becomes a member of the whole family the groom ties 1 knot while the grooms sister helps tie the other two knots - That's my dads sister.

Family Pictures


Sister in laws and myself

with my 3 nephews (1 niece missing from this side of the family)

All of us (except my kids and hubby who were here in U.S)


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Pam thank you for sharing this with us. It looks like you had a wonderful time and I love learning about other cultures.

TR said...

Thank you for sharing this very special event with
us! I feel privileged. To be invited to share your
lifestyle thr this media is wonderful. It was probably
a very emotion time for all involved.

MizMaryAnn said...

What a great experience for the family to witness. Thank you for sharing your photos. I'm sure you are very proud of your parents.

Cherie said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful ritual with the rest of us! What a beautiful ceremony!

Unknown said...

Pam, thanks for sharing this part of your life with all of us! What a wonderful ceremony! Personally I'm honored you shared this as it gave me a glimpse of how the Indian culture celebrates this moment in their lives because my very westernized hubby and his side of the family don't do much when it comes to Indian rituals. Again, thank you and hope you had a wonderful time.
Hugs, MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom

jandokan said...

Pam, congratulations with the 80th birthday of your Dad and the 3rd marriage of your parents...
I think this is very special, thank you for sharing this with us :D
Love your pictures!!

Hugs Anja

Christine said...

Thank you so much for sharing a wonderful occasion with us, i feel honoured Pam.

Christine x

flowerdisco said...

Pam...thank you so much for sharing your precious family and some of your culture with us.

The temple is beautiful and your mom and dad look really good so is the rest of your family.

Thanks again Pam and I hope you had a very nice time with your family.

nikki said...

Pam - thank you for sharing your family with us! I love these photos. Now I understand how incredibly important it was for you to get home for your Dad's birthday. I'm so happy for you that you were able to be there. What a wonderful Tradition. :)

Marilyn623 said...

What a wonderful tradition! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Audrey Frelx said...

Pam, thank you for sharing these pictures. It is so interestig to hear about other cultures. You and your family look as though you were having a great time!!! Thanks, again, for letting us in to share!

217 Creations said...

Pam I am so honored that you would share your life with us! You are blessed to have so much of your family together. What great memories!

Idea Queen said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful tradition with us. I love learning about other cultures. Lovely pictures. Thanks.

Karen said...

What a great ritual. Wonderful to see parents together and happy after so many years. Great inspiration to the children and grandchildren.

Ohhh Snap said...

I'm so glad you were able to make it back in time to attend! Thank you for sharing the trip and the photos! It is a lovely celebration : ).

Tasha said...

so beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing! :)

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