14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Wedding tableau, Kodagu

The bride and groom sit under the canopy, a picture of river Kaveri behind them. The bride's uncle and his wife stand behind her. The groom's uncle behind him. Besides each of them is a wooden box and a plate of rice. Relatives and friends line up. They take some rice and shower it on the couple. Then they put their gift - generally money- into the wooden box. This is used to cover the wedding expenses.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Kodagu, Karnataka , India
Camera: FinePix AV100
Copyright: © Asha Gopinathan