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The Painted pots

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 11 June 2017 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Now, all marriages in India do not follow the same customs and traditions. This is a wedding we attended that took place in a Temple hall. The wedding followed the Bride's traditions. These painted clay pots contained Money( coins). The bride and the groom have to slip in their hands together and try and retrieve as many coins as they can !The one who has more coins in the hand is said to have the upper hand in future, it is said !! Well...both had the equal share ! Ha !!!! No superiority here ! God bless the couple !

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ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

That's a wonderful tradition! These pots are beautiful, I like those bright colours.

11 Jun 2017 5:06am

@ursulakatariina: Thank you Ursula :)

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bel art, superbe. )

11 Jun 2017 5:11am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Again a very interesting and funny story of your culture.

11 Jun 2017 5:38am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you Jypya:))

Alimohammad from Yazd, Iran

colorful & Nice

11 Jun 2017 5:58am

@Alimohammad: Thank you Alimohammed :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice pots and interesting tradition !

11 Jun 2017 7:07am

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro :))

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & details!

11 Jun 2017 7:30am

@omid: Thank you Omid :)

Shaun from Thorton, United States

A superb image and information. I wish the couple well.

11 Jun 2017 8:36am

@Shaun: Thank you Shaun :)))

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful photo and great capture of the tradition . Some people have bigger hands than the other ....

11 Jun 2017 8:54am

@Mhelene: Ha ha ha and can scoop more coins :)

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Very nice painted, golden pots and story, fascinating customs.

11 Jun 2017 10:17am

@Lewis: Thank you Lewis:)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

great art form

11 Jun 2017 11:18am

@Dimitrios: Thank you very much Dmitrios :)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle pruse

11 Jun 2017 11:22am

@Martine Libouton: Thank you Martine :)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise

11 Jun 2017 11:22am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

a very nice tradition... and the pots are beautiful :)))

11 Jun 2017 11:50am

@Nina: Thank you Nina:)))

Don from Spokane, United States

This is an interesting tradition. The painted pots look great.

11 Jun 2017 12:27pm

@Don: Thank you Don:)))

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A beautiful colorful detail photo with interesting info.

11 Jun 2017 1:05pm

@Willem: Thank you Willem :)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


11 Jun 2017 1:41pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie :)

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

I like those painted clay pots.
nice photo.

11 Jun 2017 4:34pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleuse poterie et vue quelle couleur et iamge sueprbe compo.

11 Jun 2017 4:54pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Sounds like a fix to me :) Nice backstory

11 Jun 2017 5:39pm

@grouser: :)) Guess what grouser ? There is a story behind this. This custom has been there for more than 150 years..when girls were married off when they were aged between 9 and 13. There was no dating then. The marriages were arranged. In many cases the boys and girls had not seen each other ! The first time a boy touched a girl's hand was inside this pot !!We don't have this custom but I have heard an old woman in a village telling me with a toothless mouth..that her husband was then 17 when he married her and he pinched her hand inside the pot !! we have a custom called "Nalungu " where a coconut is rolled between a bride and groom and at one stage the boy grips the coconut and the girl tries to wrtest it from him..again the " touch " factor. But these customs are still followed in some weddings though the boy and girl are friends and have been dating each other !

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

They are so colourful - forget the money I'll just take the pot home!

11 Jun 2017 6:05pm

@Curly: ha ha ha !! Yes the two gold ones especially !

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing colours.

11 Jun 2017 7:35pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

So beautiful with those happy colours.

12 Jun 2017 12:22am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Nice tradition.

12 Jun 2017 12:55am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

you have to wonder how they rigged that grab

12 Jun 2017 1:10am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

These pots are lovely! I like the bright colors!

12 Jun 2017 1:40am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture of these colourful pots. Lovely designs Devi. God bless the couple.
Have a nice trip to Kumbakonam. Take care. :)

12 Jun 2017 2:52am

@Sam: Thank you Sam :)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

belles couleurs

12 Jun 2017 1:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice bright pots! My wife has the upper hand regardless of coins. ;-)

13 Jun 2017 2:51am

@Steve Rice: Ha ha ha !!! I like that :)

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