Mysuru: Our marriage expenditure was just Rs 800 and it was concluded in just 30 minutes, said chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, writer and wife of Narayana Murthy, Sudha Murthy.
Taking part in the mass marriage conducted as part of the Suttur Jathra Mahotsav, where 183 couple tied the knot, she asked the people not to spend too much on marriages. She, instead, called upon the youngsters to opt for mass marriages or a simple marriage.
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who was also present on the occasion, lauded Suttur seer Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji for his contributions.
The annual Suttur Jathra Mahotsava witnessed 183 couples entering into wedlock in a mass marriage organised at the Suttur Mutt here on Saturday, February 2. Many of those who entered wedlock on the day, belonged to economically backward families. Of the 183 couples, 119 were from the Scheduled Caste, 23 from the backward community, 18 from the Veerashaiva community and 16 from the Scheduled Tribes. Those couples who wanted to have a simple marriage ceremony also made use of the platform. Many couples who were in love for many years also tied the knot on the occasion. They tied the knot amidst thousands of people in front of the heads of various mutts, relatives and their family members, on the banks of the river Kapila.
Prior to the marriage rituals, the bridegrooms, clad in white and wearing the Mysore peta, were seen walking in line with their respective partners. It was a visual treat for several of those who attended the Suttur Jatra. The brides were given a saree, blouse and toe ring, while the grooms were given a dhoti, shirt and shawl. The couples were also issued marriage certificates from the sub-registrar's office of the Nanjangud Taluk.
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