Naresh Raghuvanshi distributed about a thousand invitation cards for the two-day Hindu wedding ceremony complete with ‘phere’ — the seven rounds of a peepal tree, a variation of the ritual for Hindus in which the bride and groom together walk around a sacred fire seven times.
The ceremony, which took place at Raghuvanshi’s farmhouse in Indar area of Shivpuri, began on Wednesday with Ganesh Pujan and concluded on Thursday night with a grand feast for several hundred people, said Kallo’s owner who acted as her ‘father’.
Laxman Singh gathered an entire ‘baraat’ or wedding party to accompany groom Gopal to the bride’s place.
There was much dancing along the route, not to mention giving of gifts to the wedding party upon arrival at Kallo’s place.
Raghuvanshi says he has always treated Kallo as one of his children.
He is not going to part with her after her marriage as Laxman Singh agreed to let Gopal stay at Kallo’s place as a ‘ghar-jamai’ or a live-in son-in-law.