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Story Behind The Woman Priest In Dia Mirza's Wedding

Only a few days ago the former Miss World Dia MIrza and Vaibhav Rekhi tied the knot on February 15 in an intimate wedding ceremony in Mumbai. While many were in awe of the simplicity and soulfulness with which the entire ceremony took place, one interesting factor that we can't simply miss is the presence of a Woman Priest to carry out the wedding proceedings!

In reference to this Dia recently took to her social media handle and 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! 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."

Change begins with choice doesn’t it?

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