09 June 2010

Wordless Wednesday - A Wedding

Wedding of Hari Bhajan Kaur & Siri Chand Singh (Mexico) 

Photograph by Gurumustuk Singh
Used under a Creative Commons License


  1. This is just a gorgeous picture. Gurumustuk Singh is a superb photographer, This WW speaks volumes with out saying a word. Thanks for playing along!

  2. Thanks. I saw it and fell in love. I hope he doesn't mind my displaying it here.

    I've never seen a kirpan with a white lace wedding dress before. I imagine this is true of many of my readers.

  3. I must admit, it looks striking. I mean, a bride with a kirpan! That's the last thing one would expect to see. Although I can't see her face, I can imagine an exotic, fierce looking beauty with wild hair and deep eyes. just my imagination, lol.

  4. H. Maryam ji,

    If you'd like to see more, here's a picture I like. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsikhnet/4678727935/ there are more pictures on that page of Gurumustuck Singh ji's photostream.

    My wedding pictures would flabbergast you. My husband and I both wore blue cholas, with gatras and sashes of saffron (the colour of shaheedi), we both carried metre-long kirpans. My chunni and his turban were also saffron. (If I were to do it again, I'd tie a turban as well.) People, especially the women, were quite scandalised that I refused to wear make-up. Who ever heard of a Punjabi bride without paint all over her face! ROFLOL. It was grand!

  5. A bride with a kirpan and without makeup? Unheard of!
    Is it common for Sikh women to wear turbans in Punjab?

  6. LOL! Of course, an Amritdhari bride would have her kirpan on her at all times. She might keep it under her clothes, though, although I admit I enjoy flaunting mine.

    It is becoming less common any more for either men or women to tie turbans in Punjab now, unfortunately. For women, it is a bit unusual, but not at all unheard-of. Many families, for whatever reasons, do not want their sons to marry a woman who ties turban.

    I love it personally



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