AHMEDABAD (India): An Indian diamond trader has thrown a mass wedding more than 200 fatherless brides and given everybody gifts worth hard earned money, that can help poor women take up a new life.
Mahesh Savani performed the Hindu wedding ritual of ‘Kanyadaan’ – the practice of freely giving one’s daughter in marriage – for 236 fatherless brides from poor families with a mega-wedding event inside western state of Gujarat at Christmas.
Savani, who believes that giving out brides is a blessing from God, have been organising similar mass weddings each year since 2012.
“With Sunday’s mass wedding, I\’ve become (a) proud father to own performed ‘kanyadaan’ of well over 700 girls,” he told AFP.
Hundreds of brides in colourful ethnic attire and ornate jewellery performed their wedding rituals looking at countless guests in the capital of scotland – Surat, a hub to your diamond polishing industry.
The tycoon also gave gifts of gold and things around the house, including sofas and beds, worth 500,000 rupees (US$7,400) to each in the brides in order to start wedded bliss.
Two within the grooms on the mass wedding were his sons.
“This current year my two sons also marry through the mass wedding event. So, overall there had been 238 marriages,” said Savani.
Savani said he began his charitable campaign in 2008 when an example of her own employees died just days before his daughter’s wedding.
It isn\’t known what amount the large ceremony cost.
Indian weddings are famous for their lavish scale with multi-course feasts, decorated horses, brass bands and huge tents to entertain hundreds or even thousands of guests.