Sangeetha's would take place in Kundapura and Preethis's in Mysore. This meant some diving around and take the opportunity to see some other places.
First target was Murudeshwar at the west coast of Karnataka were I would meet some of my other colleagues, for me too far to do in one day so left on Friday with a stop in Shivamogga. Saturday was a nice drive going over a part of the Western Ghats, which is always nice to experience as it is green and hilly.
At Murudeshwar we stayed next to the temple which made visiting easy.
Part of this is getting ready for the day, puja's but also dressing up properly. While she is busy also the families introduce themselves to each other.
After this the photographer got back to make some of the special picture of Sangeetha with all the standard postures.
Here I enjoyed the hospitality of the family and several others we visited during these two days. Enjoyed seeing the surroundings and see the huge variety of trees, fruits and vegetation that is used to make a living. Although the areca nut is the main item for the farm a lot more is grown and harvested.
Evening was the reception and next morning the wedding. As we were early I got the opportunity to take some more pictures of the kitchen and dinning area. One of the things I liked was the banana leafs waiting to be used for the different meals. As you can expect some of the staff was wondering what I was doing.
Evening was the reception including some of the functions. Next morning normally starts with lot of extra functions for both bride and groom. So I get there early but still not early enough this time. Already a special ceremony had started, a dancer was already preparing for a special dance, the Veerabhadra kunitha (Veerabhadra being a god and kunitha meaning dance). A dance which comes with a lot of concentration, it felt as if he was almost in trance.
In the meantime Preethi was getting prepared for the official part of the wedding.