The curtain that had blocked their view on each other has been taken down, but still their eyes don’t meet although their knees almost touch. Strings between their necks, flowers, colored powders, liquids and Mantras had been spilled and spoken to connect the two. Symbols for a lifelong connection that is beginning right here and now. Only from this day on they will begin to get to know each other. She will leave the family, and friends she grew up around to move in with this unknown man in front of her.

Mass wedding on the countryside of Gujarat, India 2013