Actress and environmental activist Dia Mirza got married to businessman Vaibhav Rekhi in an intimate ceremony on Monday. It seemed like a beautiful celebration of love which happened in a cozy, dreamy setting at Dia’s house in Mumbai and was graced by the couple’s close friends and family.
Dia shared pictures from the wedding ceremony yesterday and they were nothing short of stunning. But one thing that stood out in the pictures was that Dia had a female priest conduct her wedding. While it’s always male priests that conduct the ceremonies here in Indian weddings, it sure is a refreshing change to see, don’t you think?
The picture Dia shared has her and Vaibhav sitting by the holy fire while an elderly woman dressed in an orange saree pouring ghee into the fire as she chants the mantras. Along with the picture, Dia wrote, “Love is a full-circle that we call home. And what a miracle it is to hear its knock, open the door and be found by it. Sharing this moment of completion and joy with you..my extended family. May all puzzles find their missing pieces, may all hearts heal and may the miracle of love continue to unfold all around us. #ThankYouPreeta #SunsetKeDiVaNe”
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Dia has always been one to use her platform and her voice for voicing her views on things that matter and this is one way that she is creating conversation.
One fan in the comments section wrote, “Priestess…living feminism in true sense.” Another one wrote, “And if I am not wrong it is the lady pundit who is chanting the mantras.” Given it is not something we generally get to see, there were comments from people who said they were seeing a ‘woman panditji’ for the first time.
Dia and Vaibhav have been dating for a while now but never publicly announced it. Previously, Dia was married to producer Sahil Sangha before they separated in 2019.