Miyaan (Mayaan) Hindu wedding ceremony

This is the second wedding we have covered for the same family of boys in the South Yorkshire town of Barnsley, so now we feel part of their extended family: many hours work – but all great fun.

Its a bit like a Stag-Do where the bridegroom is smothered in a turmeric paste and coloured powders, but in front of all his family and close friends in the garden of their family home.

Hindu wedding photography of Mayan tradition with coloured powders

Vibrantly coloured pigments ready for use in creating a Mayan wedding design

Hindu wedding photography showing Mayan traditional ceremony

Wonder what this is going to be used for...

Hindu wedding snack before the Mayaan ceremony

Let's start with a little snack before the ceremony starts

detail from Hindu Mayan wedding ceremony

Such rich colours...

Hindu wedding henna Mehndi on hands

beautiful henna designs

Hindu wedding henna on hands at Mayan ceremony

hands fit for a magazine..

 hands with henna at Hindu wedding Mayaan ceremony

more beautiful henna designs

Preparing for a Hindu Mayan wedding ceremony

The women start to get ready for the ceremony.

Hindu women preparing for the Mayan wedding ritual

The arty bit begins...

Hindu wedding art

beautiful little detail...

setting up a Miyaan Hindu wedding ceremony

birds-eye view of the art in progress

Mayaan Hindu wedding ceremony artwork

Art in the making...

Hindu wedding art  nrealy completed

Almost ready...

Hindu wedding photo of Mayan art being created by the Indian women in Barnsley

One of my favourite shots of the artists at work

Hindu women put the finishing touches to their artwork for the Mayan wedding ceremony

Now we see the artists too...

Hindu wedding ritual

All set!

The groom's mother make the first move. Here she is about to smear him with thick turmeric paste

Hindu wedding ritual of painting the groom with yellow turmeric paste

Oh how they are loving it!

The girls are loving this HIndu wedding ritual!

The groom's torment hots up!"

Hindu Mayan wedding  tradition with turmeric paste

Oh such fun!

Hindu groom is smeared in yellow turmeric paste at his first wedding ceremony ritual

How carefully they avoid his eyes and mouth. Seems they all love him!

Groom gets stripped off to allow more turmeric paste to be rubbed onto his bare skin

Ooh this is getting a bit daring!

I actually won first prize in an international  wedding  photography  competition – $1,000, from the Professional Wedding Photographers’ Network and was awarded the top wedding photographer excellence award for pictures from this couple’s Hindu wedding this year 2012, just days after the wedding had taken place!

More pics and wedding info on www.LeedsWeddingPhotographers.com

One Response to “Miyaan (Mayaan) Hindu wedding ceremony”

  1. ReelLifePhotosWeddingphotography » Blog Archive » Hindu Sainth wedding ceremony, traditional Hindu religious ritual performed by priest. Says:

    […] by priest. Vishal’s Hindu wedding comprises of several individual ceremonies. After the Mayan (Miyaan) comes the Sangeet – bit of fun for all the wedding guests – then the  Sainth, a […]

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