Manni, Beeke, Leif and Ingrid arrived in Melbourne on Thursday night and first thing on Friday morning they took part in the Haldi ceremony. Thank you guys, you were all amazing 🙂
Early in the morning, mum prepared sweet rice and puri (small round things made of flour and deep fried) to take to the apartment where Max was staying. My brother was our delivery man/driver for this occasion and went with the priest to give the food and pooja items to Max and my in-laws.
The haldi ceremony took place in one corner of Max’s apartment – they put plastic cover over the carpet so that the yellow tumeric paste does not get on it!
Here they are setting up:
|Here is the priest explaining the rituals, I think|
|Sprinkling water over Max and Geli|
|The audience hehehe|
|Ingrid, putting tika on Max|
And then comes the actual haldi – Max gets haldi paste put on him: