A Khuda Aur Mohabbat Wedding
The third season of the popular soap opera, Khuda aur Mahal (Kashmir: “World’s Fair”) revolves around the story of two lovers who find themselves in the middle of a war. Once their romance blossoms, they decide to elope, but their plan is thwarted by a rogue army officer. To make matters worse, a snake interrupts the marriage and turns out to be a loyal henchman of the evil general. The army officer sends his troops to attack the couple, but they are stopped by a disguised prince, who foils the soldiers’ plan and saves the happy couple.
Khuda Aur Mahal was the second season of the hit soap, which has been hugely popular since it started. The third season, on the other hand, promises even more fireworks as the lovers try to win back the heart of the prince and save the country from an impending attack by the army of theocrat. The drama is set against the backdrop of a dramatic backdrop, which is the ancient city of Jaipur, which is also the capital city of Rajasthan. The setting is just as spectacular as the story is enthralling, and the cinematography is expertly handled.
The first episode of Khuda aur 3 (aired on Friday evenings) revolves around the romance between Sholabha and Bheema. They are cousins and share a love of food. Bheema’s brother, Jai, happens to visit them along with some other people from his village. They start planning a grand celebration, but a sudden influx of army personnel from the nearby district prevents them from celebrating according to plan.
The next episode depicts the wedding of Sholabha and Bheema’s mother. The event is organized by the bride’s father, who is in turn blessed by the priest. This celebration is meant to celebrate the passage of Sholabha and Bheema’s marriage into an age of freedom and independence. All in all, it is a touching moment, which symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.
The last episode of Khuda aur Mohabbat focuses on the wedding of Sholabha and Bheema’s aunt. The wedding ceremony is done in the temple of Karthikeyan, with both the bride and groom and their parents as guests. It is a very traditional ceremony, done in a customary atmosphere. This is an important day in the lives of the parents-to-be, as it marks the beginning of a new era.
A number of important customs are observed on this day. After the procession of the bride and groom to the mundane, the couple is asked to kneel on the holy sand and take a dip in it. After getting dipped, they then proceed to the patpong, where they get dressed up formally and tie a turban, which is called “bhel puri”. After tying the turban, they go back to the mundane, where they again take a bath and eat food prepared in that area. At the end of the ceremony, the couple returns to their house and reports to their parents-to-be.
The important part of the ceremony done well is the recitation of the sacred poem that is recited during the end of the ceremony. This poem starts with the words, “In the presence of the holy Ganesha (or Ganga), the lord and saviour.” Then, Bheema’s name is said, followed by that of Sholabha. The ritual concludes with the couple saying the sacred words, “And Bheema (or Sun) Gana (the holy family) be with you.” This is done in a tranquil atmosphere, with little fuss or unnecessary noise.
It is interesting to note that this is not only a ceremony done for the wedding, but also one that is done for the entire family. For the groom, his friends and relatives, and for the bride as well, this is a very happy day. It is an occasion when the old and new cultures mix and interact, all in the service of a common goal. The elopement between two families has been accomplished in a traditional and beautiful way.