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South Indian weddings have seeped into rituals and traditions dating back centuries. These ceremonies add gravitas to the union. Even in this day and age, when we follow the path laid down in the times when there was no electricity or even modern medicine, it connects us to our roots. To the very essence of our humanness.

One such ritual is the Mangalasnanam; Pellikuthuru for the bride-to-be, and Pellikoduku for the groom-to-be. This is an intimate ceremony, held on the day of the wedding. It involves a holy bath, a purification ritual for the two souls soon to be united in the bonds of holy matrimony. It begins with the anointing of haldi, similar to rituals in North India, and is followed up by a bath. It is extremely basic in nature and yet the weight of the wedding ceremony carries throughout the day as the bride and groom join lives.

Pictures of this wonderful ritual are mesmerising and captivating. Here are the latest pictures of Mangalasnanam!

Latest Mangalasnanam Pictures From South Indian Weddings

Splash the Bride-to-be

We are sure you would have seen some gorgeous clicks of soon-to-be brides participating in the mangalasnanam ceremony! Truly, these pictures of brides in mangalasnanam are nothing short of brilliant as the very concept of the ceremony allows for cheeky, and funny situations! Let's take a look at some of the gorgeous South Indian brides that have been splashed with holy water!

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Or, Sploosh the Groom

And the soon-to-be grooms aren't far behind! And in typical groom fashion, these mangalasnanam pictures are hilarious! Indeed some groomsmen do think that something other than water should be used! We spotted at least one instance of beer. Let's take a look! 😂

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Couples Drenched in Love

And while this is fairly uncommon, that the bride and groom have a joint mangalasnanam ceremony, it does happen and it gives us the most lovely clicks!

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by Maggie S.

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