Punjabi girl has now become a Bengali wife. Bubbly and
television personality Ruby Bhatia tied the knot with
dance instructor and choreographer Ajit S Dutta in a simple
ceremony in Mumbai on December 2.
It was an early morning tale of traditional
Vedic rites with the
couple solemnizing their love for each other as fragrant
necklaces were exchanged. Both Ajit and Ruby are initiated
disciples of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda and other
faithful disciples showered rose petals on them and
The bride looked beautiful in a gorgeous red net sari
with gold work and a flowing red chunni, complete with
maang tikka, bridal bindis, Punjabi chuda and traditional
bridal jewellery. The groom looked handsome in a rich
maroon embroidered sherwani, coupled with a long silken
stole, pearl-ornamented pagdi and artistic mojris. The
outfits were gifted to the bride and groom by the families.
The wedding was attended by close friends
and family and was held at a pious religious centre
in Andheri (West), Mumbai. The barat arrived at 10 a.m.
A warm and loving milni ceremony was performed, followed
by a bountiful breakfast. The bride arrived, garlands
were exchanged and then the sacred feras began at around
11 a.m. The bidai was at 12 noon, after which all guests
joined the newlywed couple for a lavish lunch at a fine
dining suburban restaurant.
After a fun cake-cutting ceremony, the couple was seen
off to their mini-honeymoon at Mumbai's own hill-station,
an oasis within the city, the Royal Palms in Goregaon's
pristine Aarey Colony. And there was a touch of humour
when Ajit’s shoes were stolen by Ruby’s sisters and
he was asked to pay up ‘in kind’ – he promptly broke
into what he does best, dance, by twirling his bride
around as she sung a Radha-Krishna chant. Ruby was gushing
about settling down with a wonderful, kindred soul,
while Ajit was holding forth on marriage, saying that
marriages are made in heaven but celebrated here on
earth and he vowed to celebrate every moment, every
day of their life.
The couple were engaged on April 27,
on the auspicious day of Akshaya
Tritiya at ISKCON Temple.