Dia Mirza & Vaibhav Rekhi say NO to ‘Kanyadaan & Bidaai’ rituals at their wedding: Change begins with a choice

Updated on Feb 19, 2021 04:58 AM IST  |  909.9K
Dia Mirza & Vaibhav Rekhi say NO to ‘Kanyadaan & Bidaai’ rituals at their wedding: Change begins with a choice

Dia Mira and Vaibhavi Rekhi tied the knot on February 15, 2021, in a private ceremony. The actress has been praised by many for opting for a priestess to perform their wedding ceremony. Dia Mirza’s Mumbai residence was turned into the wedding venue and it was decked up in beautiful biodegradable and natural decorations. Recently, the actress has taken to her Instagram handle to share all the details about their ‘soulful’ wedding ceremony. Dia has also revealed in her post why she and her hubby had said ‘No’ to Kanyadaan and Bidaai rituals.

The RHTDM actress has shared a beautiful picture from her wedding and wrote, “The garden where I have spent every morning for the past 19 years was an absolutely magical setting and the most intimate and perfect space for our simple and soulful ceremony! We are so proud to have been able to organise a completely sustainable ceremony without plastics or any waste. The materials used for the minimal decor we went for were completely biodegradable and natural.”

She has further explained why they had opted out ‘Kanyadaan and Bidaai’ rituals from their wedding ceremony. Dia wrote, “The highest point for us was the Vedic ceremony conducted by a woman priest! I had never seen a woman performing a wedding ceremony until I attended my childhood friend Ananya’s wedding a few years ago. Ananya’s wedding gift to Vaibhav and me was to bring Sheela Atta who is her aunt and also a priestess, to perform the ceremony for us. She also painstakingly went through several hours of training to imbibe the essence of the scriptures so that she could assist Sheela Atta and translate the shlokas! It was such a privilege and a joy to be married this way! Also, we said NO to ‘Kanyadaan’ and ‘Bidaai’ change begins with choice doesn’t it?”

Hoping that other couples would get married in a similar way, Dia added, “We do hope with all our heart that many more couples make this choice. For it is a woman's soul that contains love, wonder, benediction, magical energy, tenderness and deep empathy for all that lives. It is time for women to own their own agency, their divinity, their power and to redefine what is old and birth what is new. As Charles Bukowski said, "there is no lie in their fire." So what can be more uplifting and empowering than to see the sacred fire within a woman's heart and soul taking centre stage at a wedding? I am still overwhelmed by the magic of this one moment.”

Meanwhile, this happens to be Dia and Vaibhav’s second wedding. Earlier, the actress was married to Sahil Sangha while Vaibhav was married to yoga and lifestyle coach Sunaina Rekhi.

Also Read: Dia Mirza gives gender equality a new direction as she has a woman priest conducting a Hindu wedding


Anonymous : here comes her gyan ki ganga again on Hindu Rituals
REPLY 0 6 months ago
Anonymous : For her last marriage she was telling Bowman will do her kanyadan and Bowman did not even show up for her wedding that time. It’s good decision. Everybody knows what her actual source of income and how she is surviving in Mumbai without doing any work in Bollywood. Hopefully she will get a respectable life from now.
REPLY 4 6 months ago
Anonymous : Better chanfe urself not the basics
REPLY 4 6 months ago
Anonymous : We need more such role models in India
REPLY 8 6 months ago
Anonymous : that's called a true feminist...she is not only beautiful by face her heart is beautiful toooo.....
REPLY 10 6 months ago
Anonymous : drama aunty
REPLY 7 6 months ago
Anonymous : Diya aunty aur kitni shadiyan karegi ?
REPLY 7 6 months ago
Anonymous : What a Cheap comment from a low intellect moron! Get a life!
REPLY 6 6 months ago
Anonymous : Low intellect moron??? I am a health scientist and a woman. Have achieved more in life than your “role model” !!
REPLY 2 6 months ago