Sisters ‘accidentally marry wrong grooms’ after power cut plunged wedding into darkness

Sisters ‘accidentally marry wrong grooms’ after power cut plunged wedding into darkness

Kirsten RobertsonWednesday 11 May 2022 11:47 am

Indian wedding ceremony. Weddings in India vary regionally, the religion and per personal preferences of the bride and groom. They are festive occasions in India, and in most cases celebrated with extensive decorations, colors, music, dance, costumes and rituals that depend on the religion of the bride and the groom, as well as their preferences
An Indian wedding ceremony was dramatically interrupted due to a power cut (Picture: Getty Images)

A pair of sisters accidentally swapped grooms during a wedding in India.

Nikita was poised to marry a man called Bhola, while her sibling Karishma was to wed Ganesh. 

Friends and family had gathered at the ceremony, in the village of Aslana in Madhya Pradesh state, at around 9pm.

But the ceremony was plunged into darkness due to a surprise power-cut.

Chaos ensued as the wedding party and guests stumbled around in the pitch-black building.

When it became clear the lights weren’t coming back on anytime soon, the priest decided to plough on with the proceedings.

But Nikita and Karishma had unknowingly swapped seats.

The women had been wearing similar red dresses and veil of flowers obscured their faces.

The Independent reported: ‘A number of pre-wedding rituals with the wrong partner before power was restored and the family members realised the mistake.

‘One bride’s hand was given to the wrong groom due to the power failure, which he described as a regular occurrence in the village.’

The newspaper added that the mix-up had ensued after the father of the brides, Rameshlal Railot, organised the large wedding for the individual marriages of his son and three daughters.

Mr Railot described the powercut as a ‘humiliation’ but said the mistake was realised before the couples could swap wedding vows.

It is not clear if the daughters already knew the men they were marrying.

Source: Independence report

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