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SHAVADRISTI: A MARRIAGE CUSTOM

BOTH BRIDE AND GROOM WEAR VEILS WHICH ARE REMOVED
JUST PRIOR TO THEIR MARRIAGE. SUCH AN UNVEILING IS
CALLED "SHAVADRISTI" OR "BLESSED SIGHT," AND WAS
TRADITIONALLY THE FIRST TIME THAT THE COUPLE HAD EVER
SEEN EACH OTHER.
THERE IS A SEPARATE BLESSING OF BOTH BRIDE AND GROOM
BY THEIR FRIENDS..

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; INDIA ; CALCUTTA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Headdress

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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