A total of 102 couples entered wedlock at the 48th mass marriage ceremony at Dharmasthala yesterday, and it was a sight to cherish as ever. With the Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala on -looking the proceedings, Health Minister Shivananda Patil, famed actor Shivaraj Kumar and MLA Harish Poonja wishing the couple well, the ceremony was what a perfect condfluence of personal and social values looked like. It took place at Amruthavarshini at the auspicious moment of 6.48 PM where the 102 couples promised each other a lifetime of togetherness.
Mass marriages are amongst Dharmasthala’s most ardently continued customs, and the legacy is held intact by the kind of response received from beneficiaries. The ceremony was a grand success in terms of rituals and social inclination. Shivaraj Kumar wished the couples by singing them a song.