Attendees of a wedding in Ranoli village in Rajasthan’s Sikar district witnessed a rare sight of a bride riding a horse to mark a pre-wedding ritual of ‘Bandori’.
The family of Kritika Saini, the bride, made her do the Bandori ritual like a groom in an attempt to convey the message of gender equality.
Mounting a horse, Kritika wore a sherwani and a pagdi, according to a Dainik Bhaskar report. Kritika had stitched the sherwani herself.
Her father Mahavir Saini said that he had raised his daughters like sons and always wanted to take out their wedding procession in this manner.
He added that the groom had refused to accept Rs 1 lakh ‘shagun’ during the engagement ceremony.
The groom, Manish Saini, is an accountant, while Kritika has studied fashion designing. The youngest in her family, Kritika has three sisters and two brothers.
The two lovebirds tied the knot in Chandigarh.