Rekha and I are married. At 11.45 a.m. on the 8th of Sept 2004 we were pronounced husband and wife.
Thirty two awe-struck friends and relatives from Tamil Nadu looked on even as my soon-to-be-relatives herded me into the Anna Poorneshwari temple at Kannur.
Am glad I was given five minutes to wear the ‘pattu’ dhotti in the bus. Later, I would come to know the people had started decorating Rekha as early as 9 a.m.. What disparity.
Once inside the temple, everybody was at my beck and call. A certain nobody lifted clear my dhoti whenever I steped into unknown waters, while a certain somebody was at hand to wipe my face every 15 seconds. Not that the temple was sultry – it had been raining for the last two days – I was tense.
A very beautiful Rekha was there waiting for my arrival. How times change, once man learns to accept things…life takes a beautiful turn.
The Kerala style wedding was completely a new experience. Here is something that stands out among the marriages in Madurai and Kannur…
Some 7-8 relatives of Rekha presented her gold rings…and I did not even know. They came to her house a few days before the marriage and put it on her finger in privacy. Only one uncle of mine presented me with a ring…and he ensured that all the photographers (3) and videographers (2) had snapped the moment for posterity before he let go of my finger.
It has been an amazing feeling thus far. I just hope…the honey moon lasts long. As of now…I can gladly take a bullet for Rekha. Will I ever go to Burma bazaar looking to buy a pistol? Only time will tell.
1) Pramod Kutty was the first from Chennai to wish me
2) From my team, Meera was first to wish me
3) I must have got some 4-5 congratulatory calls from office. Do I still need to throw a party for them?