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GG's father's 84th birthday
The 84th birthday is a milestone as one has seen 1000 full moons by then. This gentleman is a native of Trivandrum, Kerala but with Brahmin ancestry. So all the rituals are that of Tamil Brahmins. Here the priest pours holy water on him and his wife through a sieve on which gold items are placed. Family members hold the sieve while singing " Seetha Kalyanama Vaibhovame". This is to wish them prosperity and happiness in the years ahead.
© Asha Gopinathan.
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||Nov. 29, 2016, 8:45 a.m.