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The ‘Traditional’ Bengali Bride | by Akash -Tales from Shining and Sinking India
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The ‘Traditional’ Bengali Bride

Anandita looking resplendent in her traditional Bengali attire. Red ofcoursis is considered sacred amongst Hindus and therefore a Bengali Bride attires her marriage dress in colors of red.


Everything, from the sari, jewelry, footwear to the make up – had to be perfect! Usually in traditional Bengali marriages, the ‘bou’ or the Bengali bride dresses up in a benarasi sari with a wide zari border.


After a long time it was great to attend a quintessentially Bong wedding where all the rituals / dresses (and importantly food!) was arranged in the traditional Bengali way ;)

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Taken on November 18, 2010