So far, by God's grace

Thursday, July 7, 2011

4 years!

It's been 4 wonderful years since the day Ashwin and I were married. I feel blessed!

P.S - for non-south Indians, the picture above is of the exact moment when we "tied the knot" this is the "minnu kettal" - the symbolic gesture that signifies marriage. Ashwin is tying a knot on a cord of three silk strands on which my 'minnu' (south Indian equivalent of a wedding ring) is threaded.


  1. I've never heard of that tradition - how sweet and lovely. And you are absolutely beautiful!

    Happy Anniversary!

  2. such a beautiful pic! You look gorgeous! And seem to be in deep prayer

  3. I have seen the minnu ketta many times but failed to notice the subtleties. Can you please explain what you mean by "three silk strands threaded on my my wedding ring"? I thought the wedding ring would be on your finger, not on the back of your shoulder?? :-S

  4. @cuppa: I was married in the Marthoma tradition. The rings we wear are put on our fingers by the priest and are technically 'engagement rings'. In western weddings, the rings are the physical symbols of being married. In my tradition its the minnu.

    explanation satisfactory?

  5. My mother is Marthomite. Strange thing I never knew about this.

  6. Happy Anniversary! here's wishing you a lifetime of happiness together. Have fun.