'Shubhamastu', a Kolkata-based collective of priestesses led by Dr Nandini Bhowmik, Ruma Roy, Semanti Banerjee, and Paulomi Chakraborty, has been presiding over Hindu ceremonies of weddings, memorial services, housewarming rituals, among others, for over a decade now.
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The wedding is reported to cost about Rs 550 crore.
Behind the pomp and happiness of the bridegroom riding a wedding horse, there is a lot of ignorance among people who don't realise how much suffering the mare has to go through
Marriages, considered as a major event in India, are also deemed as an auspicious time of our lives when we look forward to newer beginnings.
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A simple Google search, which Lambert obviously decided to skip while writing the blog, reveals that the absurd, ridiculously pompous practice is a rage across the world, including United States, United Kingdom and Australia.