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Gallery: The four-day Gupta wedding

Guests arrived from India to attend the lavish wedding of Vega Gupta and Aakash Jahajgarhia at Sun City's Palace of the Lost City.

The Hindu celebration began on Tuesday and continued with the sagai ceremony, during which the bride and groom exchanged rings.

Vega came out of a grand flower and was joined in by groom Aakash,  the couple then travelled across the pool on a floating deck. The bride and groom exchanged Varmala (decorated garlands) under shower of flowers.The pool side of The Royal bath was covered with classy white gazebos & tables decorated in exotic flowers.The Gupta family celebrated the wedding of Vega Gupta, 23, to Indian-born Aakash Jahajgarhia in Sun City, North West.The couple dressed in matching red and golden dresses made thier way towards the exquisite mandap for the final marital rituals, which was performed around havan (fire) among sacred recitations of Mantras (incantations) by the Hindu priests.The bride and groom exchanged Varmala (decorated garlands) under shower of flowers.. Vega came out of a grand flower and was joined in by groom Aakash , the couple then travelled across the pool on a floating deck. The bride and groom exchanged Varmala (decorated garlands) under shower of flowers.The pool side of The Royal bath was covered with classy white gazebos & tables decorated in exotic flowers.The whole Palace Hotel resounded with beats of dhol (drum) and dancers dressed in Indian folk attire who greeted all the guests attending the Gupta wedding.courtyard to the Royal Arena resonated with Indian Kathakali and Rajasthani dancers.

The couple dressed in matching red and golden dresses walked towards the exquisite mandap for the final marital rituals, which was performed around havan among sacred recitations of Mantras by the Hindu priests.

As per traditions, seven vows were made to the life partner and seven pheres (circles) were taken around the mandap-agni.

The groom then applied vermillion or kumkum to the bride's forehead welcoming her as his partner for life. - Cape Times

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