How the wedding begins.
Vritham means fasting. So this set of pujas is done early morning on an empty stomach. The idea behind it is a simple one. If any of the pujas that should have been done since you were born till you get married were not done, then this would be the time when it gets done. This includes, namakarnam (naming ceremony), anna prasanam (feeding solid food for the first time), ayush homam(first birthday puja), and for the guy, poonal (thread ceremony).
Usually this is done super early morning, say around 3am or so if it is done on the same day as the muhurtham. However since nowadays, a lot of Tam Bram weddings have the reception the day before the muhurtham, this is done on the morning of the first day when you enter the mantap.
I knew I wanted a tussar silk sari and I was really lucky to find this stunning orange tussar with a geometric design at The Chennai Silks, Coimbatore. We picked up something similar to this for my sister as well and she wore it for the vritham right till the engagement got done (Yes we had another engagement after this)
I didn’t want any fancy shcmancy blouse for this, and so went ahead to give it my regular tailor. I just kept the sleeves slightly longer than usual.
I did my own makeup for this and enough time to wear just foundation, blush, a single eye shadow and some light lipstick.
I wore a kasu short chain (Gold coins), loads of colourful bangles and simple stud earrings.
Yes he is smelling my hair. Apparently baby’s heads smell like cinnamon or something.
Actually there is a sari that I wore before when we were entering the mantap. I was told not to wear this because it would get all sweaty before the puja. Here are a few pictures of that sari as well.
This was a printed silk that my aunt gifted.
Lets start with some coffee (actually I was having plain milk)
Also a hug from the Dad would be a great way to get started
Thus ends the post of Day 3.