Anant-Radhika's 'Hastakshar' Ceremony's Regal Decor: From Inscribed Scrolls To Temple 'Chunnaris'

One of the highlights of Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant's pre-wedding soiree was the opulent decor for their various events. Recently, we got unseen glimpses of decor for their 'Hastakshar' ceremony.


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Anant-Radhika's 'Hastakshar' Ceremony's Regal Decor: From Inscribed Scrolls To Temple 'Chunnaris'

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding festivities have garnered attention worldwide. The groom-to-be parents, Mukesh and Nita Ambani hosted this extravagant three-day soiree in Jamnagar, Gujarat, from March 1-3, 2024, and scores of prominent people from all walks of life were invited to it. There were innumerable highlights from this bash. However, the opulent decor for various events of the soiree has mesmerised people to a greater extent.

Manish Malhotra shares unseen glimpses from Anant-Radhika’s Hastakshar ceremony

On March 8, 2024, popular Indian fashion designer, Manish Malhotra took to his Instagram account and posted some minute details of the decor for Anant and Radhika's ‘Hastakshar’ ceremony. In the carousel post, the designer gave a glimpse of the venue's temple-inspired decor. He revealed that the Ambanis’ Radha Krishna Mandir was decked up with bells, inscribed scrolls, glass bangles, paper mesh birds and temple chunnaris. He captioned the post as:

“God was definitely in all the details in this Hastakshar, as we entered the realm of divinity. Temples inspired from across India, the details of bells and inscribed scrolls hanging from banyan trees, trunks enveloped in glass bangles, papermesh made birds from Orissa, temple chunnaris, the smear of vermillion, turmeric, rudraksh and coconut only further teleporting one into The Valley of Gods.”

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Radhika Merchant looked stunning in a pre-draped lehenga saree by Tarun Tahiliani

The bride-to-be, Radhika Merchant wore a custom-made Tarun Tahiliani pre-draped lehenga saree for their Hastakshar ceremony. On March 4, 2024, Tarun Tahiliani shared a series of pictures of the beautiful bride in his couture. He revealed that Radhika has, indeed, impeccable taste in fashion and that she appreciated meticulous craftsmanship. The designer further shared that the theme for her attire was ‘Valley of Gods’, and her ensemble had intricate details of a temple complex. The post was captioned as:

“Upon our initial encounter with Radhika, her impeccable taste immediately captivated me. Her appreciation lies in the meticulous craftsmanship, evident in every detail. Aligning with the theme of the valley of the gods, her attire resembles a sartorial temple complex, adorned with intricately embroidered domes and structures in the delicate hues of peaches, corals, and sunset colours. The ensemble is elevated by a specially woven tissue veil, delicately scattered with flowers, embodying Radhika's renowned understated elegance.”

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Radhika Merchant donned a handwoven tissue veil with her gorgeous pre-draped lehenga saree. To accessorise her opulent outfit, she opted for several pieces of heavy diamond jewellery, comprising a scalloped neckpiece, a pair of earrings with hair chains, a maang teeka, and a haath phool. She used ounces of makeup and kept her tresses open to accentuate her overall look. The highlight of Radhika’s overall look for the Hastakshar ceremony was her million-dollar smile.

Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani look lost in love in unseen picture

Tarun Tahiliani also shared an unseen picture of Radhika and Anant from their Hastakshar ceremony. In the photo, the lovebirds were heartily laughing for some reason. The groom-to-be, Anant, who was wearing an ivory-hued sherwani, gently held his beloved’s hands when the photograph was taken.

Share your thoughts on the extravagant decorations at Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding festivities.

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Pic courtesy: Manish Malhotra
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