Viral: Woman priests at Bengali wedding, father refuses to do kanyadaan. Internet hearts

Viral: Woman priests at Bengali wedding, father refuses to do kanyadaan. Internet hearts

A Bengali wedding is going viral on the internet for all the right reasons and it will be the most badass yet heartwarming thing you will read today.

Taking a progressive stand, a family recently invited female priests at their daughter’s wedding to do all the rituals.

The impressive setting also saw the bride’s father refusing to do the kanyadaan of his daughter because she wasn’t a property to give away.

The unique wedding which was shared on Twitter by writer, Asmita Ghosh went insanely viral and has over 918 retweets and almost 4k likes.

Asmita shared the instance with the caption, “I’m at a wedding with female pandits. They introduce the bride as the daughter of (mother’s name) and (father’s name) (mom first!!!). The bride’s dad gave a speech saying he wasn’t doing kanyadaan because his daughter wasn’t property to give away. I’m so impressed.”

According to her, the decision to not do the kanyadaan was decided mutually between both the boy and the girl’s family six months before the wedding.

The father even gave a speech explaining his decision. Kanyadaan is a very old ritual followed by all Indian families. It symbolises the father ‘giving his daughter’ away to her husband.

The family won the internet over with their progressive thinking and had the best reactions from Twitterati.

While some people found it hard to believe that such a beautiful thing happened in India, others commended the parents for being progressive.

 

 

Source:- indiatoday

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