|The final photo in my Valentine's series, taken during the wedding I went to in Kolkata recently.|
As I mentioned in the previous photo, fire is an important part in a Hindu ceremony. The bride and groom must summon Agni, the fire good, in order to serve as a witness to the ceremony. The groom makes an offering of ghee (a kind of clarified butter). You can see the bottle of ghee in the photo on the left. The groom pours the ghee onto the fire while he and the bride sit on the floor in front of it. The bride then makes the offering of the khoi, the puffed rice, which you can see here scattered all around the fire.
All the Valentine's pics
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