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Less than two weeks before the big fat wedding of the year i.e. of Ambanis’ ki laadli, Isha Ambani, her pre-wedding festivities have already kickstarted with a dandiya night followed by the Graha Shanti puja. On October 30, 2018, Ambanis and Piramals released an official statement pertaining to Isha and Anand’s upcoming wedding, and the formers went to Siddhivinayak Temple to offer their prayers and present the first wedding invitation card of their daughter. (Also Read: Inside Pictures Of Mukesh Ambani And Nita Ambani's Luxurious 2 Billion Dollar Home, Antilia)
Later, Mukesh Ambani along with his youngest son, Anant Ambani took a day off from the wedding preparations and went to temples to seek blessings for Isha and Anand. According to the reports, Mukesh Ambani and Anant Ambani went to Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati, Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh. After seeking blessings and placing the invitation at the deity's feet, the father-son duo travelled to the Guruvayoor temple in Kerala via his private chopper.
And they finally ended the day after seeking blessings for the soon-to-be-married couple at the Sri Ramanathaswamy temple in Tamil Nadu's Rameshwaram area. According to the Economic Times report, Mukesh Ambani donated Rs 55,000 to each temple. Earlier, the Ambanis had also done a trek to the holy shrines at the Kedarnath-Badrinath temples, where they had made an offering as well.
Now, as per the latest updates, Nita Ambani along with her mother-in-law Kokilaben Ambani and mother Purnima Dalal visited the Ambaji Temple in Gujarat to place Isha and Anand’s wedding invite before Goddess Amba and seek the blessings.
Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s pre-wedding festivities will officially start from December 8, 2018, and will continue till December 9, 2018, at the scenic Lake Pichola situated in Udaipur. The engaged couple will then be announced husband and wife on December 12, 2018, at the Ambani’s residence, Antilia, Mumbai. (Also Read: Isha Ambani Twins In Traditional Gujarati Outfit With Nita Ambani On Pre-Wedding Dandiya Ceremony)
According to a DNA report, Isha and Anand’s pre-wedding ceremonies will be planned by an event management company, who are managing to create a water world built on pontoons and boats. The plan involves setting up a massive pontoon on one of the ghats of Lake Pichola. As per the report, a source was quoted as saying, “They have requested one at the Udai Vilas Ghat that can accommodate 1,000 guests at a time.”
The source revealed that there will be multiple flat-bottomed boats will also float on the lake, which will hold a huge idol of the Ambani’s revered deity, Lord Shrinathji. The source shared, “The family has requested a floral set up on the vessel holding the idol of Shrinathji. Dancers will perform on the floating stage, in keeping with Indian customs and traditions. The hosts also plan to conduct a maha aarti to seek blessings of their lord.”
The official statement confirming Isha and Anand’s wedding could be read as, “We are delighted to share that the marriage of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal will take place in the residence of Shri Mukesh Ambani and Smt. Nita Ambani in Mumbai with family members and close friends on 12th December 2018. The ceremonies will be performed in accordance with Indian traditions, customs and culture.”
It further stated, “During the weekend prior to the wedding, the Ambani and Piramal families will host their friends and family in Udaipur, where they are partnering with artisans and craftsmen to integrate local culture and traditions into the festivities. Both families seek the blessings and good wishes of everyone for Isha and Anand as they start their journey of togetherness. Nita and Mukesh Ambani Swati and Ajay Piramal.”
For the Graha Shanti Puja, Isha looked like a dream in a red-coloured Sabyasachi outfit. Giving us a sneak peek to the bride-to-be’s look from the puja, Sabyasachi Mukherjee shared a few pictures on his official Instagram handle and captioned it, “Isha Ambani @_iiishmagish for her Graha Shanti Pooja in a custom hand-painted, hand-embroidered tilla-work lehenga and antique bandhej dupatta. The outfit is a part of the India Revival Project by Sabyasachi. Her look is accessorised with a necklace and earring set featuring uncut Syndicate diamonds and Zambian emeralds. Jewellery Courtesy: Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry @sabyasachijewelry”. (Also Read: Isha Ambani In Red Lehenga And Emerald Necklace For 'Graha Shanti Puja' Is More Than We Expected)
We wish truckloads of happiness and love for the soon-to-be-married couple, Isha and Anand!