14 couples in Sullia, 43 in Kateel enter wedlock in mass marriage

14 couples in Sullia, 43 in Kateel enter wedlock in mass marriage

As many as 14 couples entered wedlock at a mass marriage programme jointly organised by Sullia taluk administration, Kukke Shri Subramanya temple, Sullia Sri Channakeshava temple and various other organisations in Sullia recently.

The programme was organised at Channakeshava temple in which 14 couples entered wedlock. While 13 couple got married in Hindu tradition, one couple got married in Catholic style.

The formal stage programme followed the wedding ceremony. Sullia MLA Angara presided over the programme. Assistant Commissioner Dr Harish Kumar, Taluk Panchayat President Murali Keshav Bhat, Town Panchayat President Sumathi Narayana, Channakeshava Temple Trustee Dr Haraprasad Thudiyadka, Lions Deputy Governor M B Sadashiv, Ansariya Yatheemkhana President Abbas Kattekar were the chief guests.

The wedding clothes were donated to couples by Lions Deputy Governor M B Sadashiv.

Golden ‘Taali’, ‘mangalsutra’, silver toe ring were provided by Abbas Kattekar and brothers, Town Panchayat, Dr K V Chidananda, Dr K V Renukaprasad, Upendra Kamath, Moosa Jirmukhi, Krishna Kamath, Divakar Nayak. Commodities required for food was provided by Kukke Subramanya temple. Sweets were provided by Rotary club.Dr Chidananda provided cash of Rs 500 per couple on behalf of Kurunji Venkatramana Gowda.

In Kateel

As many as 43 couples entered wedlock at Kateel Sri Durgaparameshwari temple on Thursday. Last year 77 couples had tied the knot on Akshaya Tritiya day. The day is considered auspicious for wedding, house warming, purchase of gold etc. Most of the couple who married in Kateel are those whose parents had vowed to get their children married in Kateel temple. The wedding ceremony did not have any discrimination in terms of caste and class. Everyone performed the necessary rituals in front of the goddess, accepted ‘prasadm,’ ie, the food and proceeded their way to hold formal programme venue of their choice.

As many as 32 couple had registered their names to get married on Friday, which is the second day of Akshaya Tritiya. Temple management is expecting the numbers to go up.