Belthangadi: The mass free marriage started 50 years ago with the aim of curbing unnecessary expenses and luxuries in marriages has led to many changes in the society, said Dharmsthala deacon Dr Virendra Heggade.He blessed 201 couples at the 51st Annual Mass Free Marriage in Godhuli Lagana at Srikshetra Dharmasthala’s Amritavarshini Sabhabhavan on Wednesday..
The bride who came home should be seen as a housewife, Bhagyalakshmi. It should be understood that she is not a serf, not a worker, but she is a daughter-in-law, an integral part of the home. Similarly, she who has entered a new house should be patient and lighten up the house. Divorce should never be allowed. Hegde said that he should accept hardships and joys with love and trust, have two children and lead a happy life.
It is happy that many temples, monasteries and organizations are conducting the wedding here as a model event. Hegde praised that today the bride and groom are the heroes and heroines.
Challenging star of Kannada film industry Thoogudeep Darshan, who was the guest, wished the couple entering a new life and should live without giving a thought to the problems at home. Today is a day of joy for the parents of the bridegroom, he recalled that his wedding was also held at Srikshetra.
Legislative Council member Pratapasimha Naik, Hemavathy V. Heggade, Surendra Kumar, Anita Surendra Kumar, Supriya Harshendra Kumar, Shraddha Amit were present on the stage.
D. Harshendra Kumar welcomed. Srinivasa Rao welcomed. Divyakumari conducted the program. Sunil Kalkoppa narrates about Dibbana in a fascinating manner.
A mass procession of 201 couples took place from the temple to the auditorium. Garland exchange, Mangalyadharana, Aarti, Mantraksha were done with Mangala Vadya, Veda Ghoshas. It was allowed to conduct marriage ceremonies according to the respective caste and tradition. Matrimonial initiation was given.Heggade and Darshan Mangalya distributed. Garment of shawl, panche, saree, utensils were given.