The very first image that comes to my head when I think of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's wedding is of them beaming broadly at each other while the priest conducted the rituals. I get a similar picture while thinking of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's wedding as well. In fact, Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal's wedding pics genuinely made me wonder what the priest was saying to make them laugh so heartily. Well, I secretly hope that the priest at my wedding conducts the rituals with the same enthusiasm.
But wait, why did I think of a 'priest' and not a 'priestess'?
'Cus that's how we grew up. There are certain professions in our society that we have linked to a specific gender, without even giving two thoughts about it. From conducting pujas and havans at our homes to performing wedding rituals, we almost always assign these tasks to a Pandit Ji. Well, it's never too late to unlearn things and thankfully, our notions are going to change very soon. All thanks to Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi and their decision to have their wedding rituals conducted by a priestess. Take a look:
Dia and Vaibhav tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on February 15. The bride and groom looked every bit beautiful and we especially loved how they opted for a minimalist wedding. From the elegant decor to Dia's traditional bridal look, every detail seemed perfect and her fans couldn't stop gushing over her pictures. However, the picture that really caught everyone's attention was the one where a priestess was pouring ghee in the holy fire and reciting the wedding mantras.
Apart from pouring in their best wishes, netizens soon started lauding the couple for getting their wedding conducted by a priestess as well. Here's what they wrote:
The Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein actress challenged an age-old patriarchal tradition at her wedding by having a priestess conduct the wedding rituals. Honestly, that single gesture has given us a lot of things to reconsider while planning weddings in the future. And, for that, kudos to you Dia!
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