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A 43-year old gay Indian man married his 35-year old partner of Vietnamese origin according to Hindu tradition in a private ceremony  held in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror.

Vinh(left) and Hrishi(right) at Haldi ceremony (Picture courtesy: Mumbai Mirror)

Hrishi Sathawane, an IIT Bombay graduate currently working as a Marketing Strategist in California, met his partner Vinh via an online dating website in October 2016  and got engaged soon. However, Hrishi’s parents, who belong to Yavatmal, insisted on a traditional Hindu marriage for their son at their hometown. The duo got married in Dec 2017 in a private ceremony held in Yavatmal that was attended by close friends and family. The ceremony involved an exchange of rings and garlands with the Mangalashtak (a form of mantras as per Hindu tradition) playing online.

Picture courtesy: Mumbai Mirror

Hrishi told Mumbai Mirror: “I prefer calling it a commitment ceremony and not marriage. For me it’s more important that I share vows with Vinh in front of my loved ones.”

Wedding cake of Hrishi and Vinh (Picture courtesy: Mumbai Mirror)

Sukhdeep Singh

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Sukhdeep Singh is a Facebook addict who works as a software engineer by day and transforms into a writer at night. He is also the founder and editor of Gaylaxy magazine.
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