She sat in front of the mirror putting on the last piece of jewelerry....this was it....this was what she always wanted....she always dreamt of...and today here was the day.....it was her wedding day....a day which is the most beautiful day in ones life...and she was just living the most beautiful day of her life!!....
She tried to put a smiled on her face...she never knew it would be so tough to smile...the feeling she was undergoing cannot be described in words...somewhere deep down she was excited....very excited and also nervous!!....she was scared...she was sad..
They say marriages are happy occasions....but somewhere there is some sadness hidden!!...sadness of parting with the people you have been living with for years...a new life a new environment.....new set of responisbilities and duties!..
If anyone saw her they would say she looked stunning....In a deep red bridal outfit...a beautiful necklace and dangling earings...her hair tied up and two three strands left out...she looked a beauty!!
but hardly anyone knew what was running in her mind....
Suddenly the voice of Akansha brought her back to reality!!.......
Aky-Naina what do you think your doing there?...we are getting late cmon move it...
Suddenly Akansha sensed something
Aky-Whats the problem?
Aky-No tell me...did raj
NAina-No di.....raj dint do anything...infact i wouldnt have rchd here without him....jus a lil nervous about the whole thingii
Aky-Ohhh kk thats normal...dunt worry.....all will be fine...and like you said as long as raj is with you...
.you jus need to chill...now shall we go??
Naina smiled and they led her towards the mandap!!..
Raj's eyes were searchin for her....he wanted to see her....just once.....he was sure she would look gorgeous....but he wanted to see her........
Aakash-Ahem ahem...she should be here soon.....please relax..
Raj-Aakash stop it...i was jus.
Suddenly shona comes there....oh raj you owe that one to her..
Shona-Dada...hows shonas new new dress??...
Aakas-You look beautifulll baby!!..
Shona--Veeru da....new pinch...even you are wearing new new dresss...
And shona pinched Raj real hard!
Aakash-Cmon Raj...mard ko dard nahi hota!!..
And aakash was laughing!!..
Shona-Dada.....whose going for marriage marriage now?...wont you go??
Aaksh-No baby...i have played once...thats enough
...cant cope with one...i dunt need another one.......
today is veerudas turn..
Shona-Ohhh veeru da will go for marriage marriage....then we all can eat sweeet??
Shona-ANd we can throw flowers flowers??
Aakash-Yes sweet heart!!
And shona ran away!!..
Raj looking at her
Raj-Nahi bas soch raha tha...itne se bachhe ke liye yeh bada awsar ...you noe its jus bout sweets and flowers...she doesnt really noe whats happening...and she doesnt care either....its such a carefree life....without tension....ekdum mast!!...wish i could
Raj couldnt finsih that!..
Aakash kept a hand on his shoulder!..
Aakash-Raj....whatever you have seen....jus try to forget it......now its time for your kid to njoy...you see in no time...youll be a dada....and then your kid will be jus like that!!..
ANd he saw Naina coming down...
Man the most beautiful sight ever!!..
She looked like an angel!.....beautiful!
Suddenly Raj got a punch in his arm!.
Aakash-Mooh bandh karoo makhi chali jayegi!!...
Raj was actually mouth-opened....she looked too kool!...
Arrey ab shadi kaise hogi?....Raj ke ankhein toh waheen fixed thi!!..
Naina came down...her eyes saw him staring at her...she loked down....gawd noes why she was so shy!!..it was her to-be-husband after all...
Naina sat on the place made for her in the mandap...Raj took his seat beside her!!...
THe pandit was busy arranging his stuff!!...
THe pooja started...he read out some mantras...
Pandit-Kanyadaan ka samay ho gaya hain...kanya ke maa baap aggey ayyein...
Naina dint lift her head....she looked down...she dreaded this moment!!
Navin looked around...he saw rosy...and he signalled her!..
Hum karengey kanya daan!!..
Naina turned around to find Navin and Rosy hand in hand......saying that they will give away the bride!!.......
A tear escaped her eyes!!..
Navin came forward and sat down with Rosy!
Pandit-Jii aap kanya ke
Navin-Kanya ka bhai hoon aur kanya ke bhabhi (towards rosy) Navin Singh aur Rashmi Singh!....
Naina and raj also smiled..
THe pandit read out some mantras...Navin placed Naina's right hand into Raj's right hand!!
Some more mantras...and the pandit asked naina and raj to stand up for the phere!..
Raj and Naina stood...Raj took Naina's hand...and was ready to take the seven rounds..seven vows...and make promises to be with each other in this life and evry other janma!!...he had made the perfect choice!!
The custom of Seven Vows/Saat Phere has had a rich historical extravaganza to it. There are a total seven vows made during the Saat Phere - the seven rounds.
In the first round or phera, the couple prays to God for plenty of nourishing and pure food. They pray to God to let them walk together so that they will get food.
In the second round, the couple prays to God for a healthy and prosperous life. They ask for the physical, spiritual and mental health from God.
In the third Phera the couple prays to God for wealth. They ask God for the strength for both of them so that they can share the happiness and pain together. Also, they pray so that they can walk together to get wealth.
In the fourth round the couple prays to God for the increase in love and respect for each other and their respective families. The bride and groom together pray for the beautiful, heroic and noble children from God in the fifth step.
In the sixth holy round around the fire, the couple asks for the peaceful long life with each other.
In the final seventh round the couple prays to god for companionship, togetherness, loyalty and understanding between themselves. They ask God to make them friends and give the maturity to carry out the friendship for lifetime. The husband says to his new wife that now they have become friends after the Seven Vows/Saat Phere and they will not break their friendship in life.
Evryone showering their choisest blessing by flowers!...For shona it was a nice game...she kept on showering the two with flowers!!
Naina and Raj sat down again..
The pandit asked RAj to put the sindoor!..
Raj took the sindoor and applied it in its rightful place...A tear escaped Nainas eyes..
HE actually wiped it out.....
Raj-No baby....your not crying(he whispered)
She opened her eyes and smiled!..
He took the mangal sutra and tied it around her neck!..
The most awaited moment in their life!..
They were bound together in one realtionship!!They were married!....They were now each others....no barrieers no problems no worries...they were made for one another...and tied into the sacred realtionship!!.
Raj looked straight into the fire....it brought back all old memories....of him and Naina....it was a dream come true for both of them...a new phase a new life...a new adventure......and they had to live onto it!...with one another....for one another...
Its so right...Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness
Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
Edited by cool~~gal - 30 June 2008 at 5:32am