Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Sunday 13th August 2017
ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

It was the wedding of Priyanka, D/O Dr Vishwanatha Somayaji & Dr Padma Somayaji, who works in England and parents Late Dr Srinivasa Somayaji, my cousin brother, from the same family and have been living in Chennai for long.
with Banu and RameshRao
Sourabh and Mahathi

with Narayana Bhat

Ramadas, Ramachandra and Harini

Subramanya from Shimoga
The invitation came through Ramachandra Somayaji, who is also a cousin brother. We decided to go to the wedding celebrations and booked train ticket in Shatabdi Express for 12th Chennai and 13th evening in the same train to Bengaluru. It's 5 hour journey in the fast train, leaving City Railway Station at 4.30 pm and reaching Chennai central at 9.30pm.

with Seetha and Charu

I booked a can on Wuber, but could not locate the driver, hence engaged an auto to Mandavalli for Rs 200.00 We stayed at SarojiniJayaram house (mother-in-law of Ramachandra Somayaji).

Next morning, after bath and breakfast, we left for ITC Grand Chola, engaging a WuberCab,.and reached there by 9.30am. It's Five Star hotel, venue for the wedding was in a huge hall in the second floor. We again had sumptuous second breakfast with dosa, vada, crossant, kesaribath and tea.

Wedding formalities began at 10.30am, and there were more than 200 guests, relatives and friends. Some had come from Australia, USA, UK, Delhi, Bombay and Bangalore.

sumptuous buffet lunch
A purohit (priest) was giving explanation to all the rituals. After welcoming the bridegroom and the party, garlands were exchanged, KanyaDaana, and MangalaSootra procedure followed.

Dr Vishwanath Somayaji gave an emotional speech about his only little child growing up and getting married to Dr Pretheeb, who works in UK.

There were song from a famous vocalist ChiruChidambaram, and a song from a Lady .

Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Guindy, Chennai
Guests then proceeded to several course buffet lunch with so many varieties.

5.30pm, we left from Chennai Central back to Bengaluru and reached at Cantonment at 10pm.

That was quick enjoyable trip to attend the fantastic wedding and lunch.

posted Tuesday 15th August 2017

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