Couple in Odisha gets married with masks on and handful of guests

Couple in Odisha gets married with masks on and handful of guests

Can you imagine traditional Indian weddings without loud music, the elaborate food menu, decorations and processions? But due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, people are opting for extremely simple weddings. The lockdown which has been imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19 has forced people to have simpler nuptials.

A couple from the Sundargarh district in Odisha, adhering to the social distancing norms, tied the knot wearing masks and with only a handful of guests.

The wedding that took place on April 17, between Amrit Patel of Nuadihi and Arun Patel’s daughter Subhashree of Jhargan was without any band-baaja. The couple tied the knot in the Jhargaon village in Lephripara block of Sundargarh district.

The groom arrived at his wedding with only five baaratis, all wearing masks. As the baarat reached the venue, they were greeted by the bride's family with sanitisers in hands instead of garlands. The baaratis entered the venue after properly sanitising their hands and maintained social distance throughout.

The bride and groom along with the priest sat for the rituals with their faces covered with masks.

The family had earlier postponed the wedding to April 17 due to lockdown which was supposed to end on April 14. However, after the lockdown was extended to May 3 in the second phase, both the families decided to go ahead with the wedding plan.