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As the most magical time of the year is here with the winter season, so comes the most-awaited wedding season. We wait the entire year for November and December as there’s no putting a full stop to the weddings that take place in the Tinseltown. Though in 2020, the pandemic has been a party pooper in every festivity, the couples are still going ahead with precautionary measures in planning and executing their wedding despite all odds. Last year in December, Mahavir Singh Phogat and Daya Kaur’s daughter, Babita Phogat had tied the knot with her fellow-wrestler, Vivek Suhag and a year later, their youngest daughter, Sangeeta Phogat is all set to enter the matrimonial bliss. (Also Read: Kajal Aggarwal Shares Unseen Photo From Her 'Kaleera Rasam', Her Three-Strand 'Nath' Stole The Show)
It was a few days before Babita Phogat and Vivek Suhag’s wedding that the eldest Phogat sister, Geeta Phogat had announced the roka of Sangeeta Phogat and Bajrang Punia. Sharing the good news in 2019 and welcoming the youngest soon-to-be son-in-law in the family, Geeta had written, “Roka ceremony ke shubh avsar par Phogat pariwar ka hissa banne ke liye @bajrangpunia60 ko bohot-bohot shubhkaamnayein aur saath me humari sabse choti aur laadli behen @sangeetaphogat57 ko bhi bohot-bohot shubhkaamnayein aur aashirwaad. Bhagwan ka aashirwaad tum dono par bana rahe.”
The pre-wedding festivities had begun for Sangeeta Phogat and Bajrang Punia on November 22, 2020, with the baan ritual. Sangeeta’s mehendi ceremony took place on November 24, and the bride-to-be flaunted her henna-clad hands in the pictures posted on her IG handle. Dressed in a green coloured lehenga, Sangeeta flaunted her mehendi and her to-be hubby, Bajrang’s name written on it. Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat also posted pictures from Sangeeta’s mehendi ceremony but it was the to-be bride’s little nephew, Arjun Saroha, who stole the limelight. A picture posted by Geeta with Arjun on her IG handle was a beautiful moment captured of the mother-son duo and it was all about ‘love’!
Sangeeta Phogat’s wedding celebrations had begun in the Phogat family with shaadi ki pehli rasam i.e., the baan ritual. For those who are wondering what this ritual is, baan embarks the beginning of the first ritual in a wedding, wherein the ladies or elders of the house apply haldi ubtan on the bride-to-be, a day before or a few days before the wedding to ensure that her skin glows on her D-day. Geeta Phogat had posted a picture with her sister, Sangeeta and had captioned it as “Shaadi ki pehli rasam.” Sangeeta too, had posted pictures and a video from the baan ceremony on her IG handle. (Also Read: Ira Khan Wishes 'Coolest Baby Brother' Azad Rao Khan On 9th Birthday With Minecraft-Themed Bash Pics)
Post the baan ritual, the Phogat family had hosted the haldi ceremony of Sangeeta Phogat and for the function, the to-be bride had twinned in yellow with her eldest sister, Geeta Phogat and her nephew, Arjun Saroha. Sangeeta had made for a happy bride-to-be in a yellow coloured ensemble with floral jewellery and shades complementing her look. Geeta had opted for a yellow-coloured suit with contrasting pink dupatta and her little one had looked super-adorable in a yellow sweatshirt and black pants. Geeta and Sangeeta’s sister, Babita Phogat, who is expecting her first child, had opted for a comfortable white kurta.
According to a report by Zee News India, Sangeeta Phogat and Bajrang Punia will tie the knot in Balali village in the presence of their families. Just like her sister, Babita Phogat and Vivek Suhag, Sangeeta and Bajrang will also take eight pheras instead of seven, which will be dedicated to the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ initiative. As per a DBPost report in 2019, Babita and Vivek’s wedding had only 21 baraatis and the lovebirds had taken one extra phera i.e., the eighth phera, apart from the saat pheres, which they had dedicated to the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ initiative. Hailing from Haryana, Babita had wanted to support the initiative that intends to curb female feticide in the country, which has led to a skewed sex ratio. (Also Read: Sana Khan's Orange And Pink Short Frock Kurta For Her 'Mehendi' Ceremony Is Setting A New Trend)
Can’t wait to see Sangeeta and Bajrang’s wedding pictures!