Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone seems ready for new beginnings as can be seen in new pictures from a pre-wedding puja. She is all set to tie the knot with her boyfriend of six years, Ranveer Singh in Italy on November 14 and 15.
The wedding festivities kicked off with a traditional Nandi puja at the actress’s Bengaluru residence.
According to tradition, the Nandi puja is performed at the groom and bride’s houses, a few days before the wedding. A coconut placed on top of a kalash (copper pot) filled with holy water marks the start of the wedding celebrations. The filled kalash symbolises a vessel full of ‘amrit’ or nectar of life.
The first invitation to the wedding is offered to God to seek his blessings. This ceremony is performed to bless the couple with a life of abundance, good health and longevity.
Deepika’s stylist Shaleena Nathani shared inside pictures from the Nandi puja, and the bride-to-be looks resplendent in a saffron salwar suit designed by Sabyasachi.
“Love you to the mooon and back. So so so so so sooooo happy for you. Cant wait for it all to starttttt. You deserve all the happiness in the world and more. @deepikapadukone,” Shaleena captioned a photo.
Vinita Chaitanya, also shared a picture from the celebrations.
There was traditional south Indian food prepared for all the guests.
“Since Deepika is a south Indian and Ranveer is of Sindhi-Punjabi origin, the two families decided to follow customs practised by both communities. A south Indian wedding has been planned for November 14, complete with Kannadiga rituals. The next day will see the couple solemnise their relationship as per the customs of a North Indian wedding (Anand Karaj),” a source told the daily.
Deepika and Ranveer’s wedding in Italy will be followed by a reception in Bangalore for their extended family and another in Mumbai for their industry colleagues. Deepika’s trousseau for all functions will be designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee.