People / Sri Lanka

Scenes From a Buddhist Wedding

 

Couple

When we arrived at the temple we could tell that a celebration was taking place. Blaring music, people chatting, and kids scurrying about wearing special-occasion clothes. A Buddhist wedding. The time-honored Sri Lankan Poruwa ceremony had already taken place, involving a series of rituals performed by the bride and groom, and their families. They were officially married. Now it was time for photos and the reception.

Couple

The handsome couple was dressed in traditional finery, with pink accents throughout. They strolled the grounds of the temple, visiting with family and friends, then stopped to watch as the temple elephant got a bath.

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The groom’s little brother spied us and asked us to take his photo.

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Even the Buddha was lavished with pink petals.

Peace and Love,
Terri

Buddha w Petals

21 thoughts on “Scenes From a Buddhist Wedding

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