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Know about the Kashmiri-Punjabi wedding of actress Kajal Aggarwal

On October 30, Actress Kajal Aggarwal married entrepreneur Gautam Kitchlu in Mumbai. A low-key function was organized because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Kajal wrote in one of her Instagram posts that planning a wedding during the coronavirus was a challenge. However, they strictly followed Covid-19 protocols which implied that they had to organize a small wedding, get all the guests tested and created a bubble for everyone who was a part of the celebration. They were grateful for all those who were present and missed those who joined virtually.

Post the wedding, both Kajal and Gautam posted pictures from their wedding on Instagram. The pictures revealed that the wedding was a mixture of two cultures. In one of her Instagram captions, Kajal wrote that in their Punjabi meets Kashmiri wedding they had to include Jeelakarrabellam; a tribute to their individual relations with the South India. 

Jeelakarrabellam signifies the union/marriage of the bride and the groom In a Telugu wedding. Jeelakarra (cumin) and bellam (jaggery) are put on a tamalapaku (betel leaf) after making into a thick paste. In this, while the ‘purohit’ chants mantras from the Vedas, the bride and the groom put the thing on each other’s head. In this, the groom and the bride look at each other only after this ceremony is completed. This auspicious ceremony is held to make sure that the couple will stay together in bitter and sweet times.

Kajal Aggarwal’s sister Nisha wrote an emotional letter for the newlyweds. Its text read that as you begin this new journey in life, let it be fantastic, unbelievable , wonderful, crazy and unforgettable. It read that may their life together be full of love and your love full of life.

Kajal also thanked designer Anamika Khanna for creating her wedding outfit. She wrote that Anamika loved every detail of the gorgeous garment. She thanked Anamika for her hard work, attention and all the efforts she put into the garments which she wore on her most important day.

Kajal’s haldi ceremony was held at her house in Mumbai on October 29. She shared a picture from the ceremony where she was seen smeared with the haldi.

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