I have the pleasure to announce the arrival of a daughter into our home, Manjiree Rajgopaul nee Patwardan. Manjiree in Marathi means the flower of our holy basil Tulsi. Manjiree and Ranjan got married in a simple ceremony at our home yesterday. Manjiree was welcomed into our home with Aarti in the traditional way by Mangal. Arti is the rite of welcoming a bride into groom’s home by waving a lit lamp and applying sandalwood paste and kumum powder, to indicate the love and adoration to the bride.

Celebration lunch and dinner followed and today is for rest and recouping.

Manjiree and Ranjan

This was taken on a mobile phone. Photographs taken by a professional photographer will be posted in due course. My readers can also see a very happy Yakob in the background. Happy is not how I would call my own status. I am ecstatic. Maniiree will light up our home which has been without a feminine light for some time now.

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43 Responses to Manjiree.

  1. kylie says:

    that is wonderful! congrats to the young couple and it’s lovely to hear you sounding so delighted as well!

  2. Delirious says:

    Congratulations to all of you! She is beautiful!

  3. Mitali Chinmulgund says:

    You lucky guys!

  4. Ursula says:

    Truly genuinely happy for you, Ramana, to the point of tears welling up. There is such joy in beginnings.

    Congratulations to your son and his wife. I wish them all the happiness married life can bring. Not least when we follow the advice of one Kahlil Gibran ‘The prophet’ – I am sure you know the passage I mean: “… And what of marriage, master?”.

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  5. Linda Abbit says:

    Congratulations, Ramana! What a lovely couple and very happy she is bringing smiles to all around. You certainly deserve it! {{hugs}}
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  6. veritaz says:

    Congrats to you!
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  7. Grannymar says:

    Congratulations to Manjiree & Ranjan on the occasion of their wedding. May their years together bring many blessings.

    Ramana I am so happy for them and for you. Enjoy your new daughter and having a woman’s touch in your home.
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  8. My heartiest congratulations to Ranjan and his lovely mate! And to the newly minted Father-in-law, too!
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  9. Keith says:

    Congratulations, I am very happy for you. I just love good traditions.
    Regards, Keith.

  10. How glorious. Best wishes and blessings on you and your wonderful family.
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  11. KRD Pravin says:

    Congratulations to Ranjan bhaiya and Manjari Bhabhi… and yes Congratulations to you too uncleji…. wish them a very happy and joyous life together.

    Take care.

  12. speccy says:

    How wonderful 🙂 You are two very lucky men!
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  13. Nandu Pillai says:

    The “boys” have to now be on “best behaviour – there is a lady in the house ! Ghar mein Lakshmi aa gayee ! CONGRATULATIONS !

  14. tammyj says:

    how could I have missed this little post !!!!
    a beautiful young couple. and how pleased and happy you are.
    that makes it just about perfect i’d say.
    to be welcomed as she is. she is very special.
    handsome boy. he looks like YOU!
    rummy… teach us what the marks on the forehead mean.
    i’ve seen them on ladies but not men. a special marriage meaning?
    for the celebration?
    more of my education on india!
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  15. tammyj says:

    well. what is wrong with me?
    I re read the post.
    S L O W L Y this time. LOLOL.
    you have explained it well.
    I love all the symbolism of your country. very beautiful.
    and I think the simple wedding was especially nice. more meaningful.
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    • There is much more where it comes from Tammy. That is why Indologists tend to spend whole life times studying the various aspect of our life. Most Indians just do those things as tradition without understanding the symbolisms and meanings behind them.

  16. Congratulations to all! Msy that light shie long and brightly.

  17. Cathy in NZ says:

    aha, my thoughts exactly which I left over at Cheerful Monk about femininity entering into your life – here is another Congratulations 🙂
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  18. Max Coutinho says:

    Congratulations, Rummy :D! And much Blessings to Ranjan and Manjiree: I wish them Love, Happiness and Wisdom :D. Furthermore, my friend: may your tree keep growing :).

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