Inter-State Couple Ties Knot at Chinnar Bridge in Kerala Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

India | News18 | June 9, 2020, 4:54 pm
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 As the saying goes marriages are made in heaven but during COVID-19 lockdown days it can also be conducted on border highway, which is what a couple proved by tieing their knot in Kerala -Tamil Nadu border in Chinnar, Idukki district. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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As the saying goes marriages are made in heaven but during COVID-19 lockdown days it can also be conducted on border highway, which is what a couple proved by tieing their knot in Kerala -Tamil Nadu border in Chinnar, Idukki district. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Hence, a bridge in the high ranges of Kerala turned into a rare venue a couple of days ago. The bridge, the transit point near the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary turned into the venue of an interstate wedding. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Hence, a bridge in the high ranges of Kerala turned into a rare venue a couple of days ago. The bridge, the transit point near the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary turned into the venue of an interstate wedding. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 There were no priests, instead, forest and health department officials blessed the ceremony. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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There were no priests, instead, forest and health department officials blessed the ceremony. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Robinson and Priyanka during their wedding ceremony at the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Chinnar, Idukki district. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Robinson and Priyanka during their wedding ceremony at the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Chinnar, Idukki district. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The bride Priyanka, daughter of Shekhar-Shantha couple at Mattupetti, in Kerala and groom Robinson, son of Murthy-Bhagyalakshmi couple at Saravanapettai, Coimbatore of Tamil Nadu got married in the border road surrounded by forest. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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The bride Priyanka, daughter of Shekhar-Shantha couple at Mattupetti, in Kerala and groom Robinson, son of Murthy-Bhagyalakshmi couple at Saravanapettai, Coimbatore of Tamil Nadu got married in the border road surrounded by forest. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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"The marriage was fixed for March 22. But due to lockdown, it didn't take place. Yesterday was an ideal mahurat that they did not want to miss. So the marriage was conducted on Kerala - Tamil Nadu border road after taking permission from authorities from respective states, " said Jomon Thomas, member Marayoor Panchayat, who attended the wedding. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 A small stage was raised near the bridge and the authorities stood guard. The officials also had to ensure the lockdown wasn't violated. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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A small stage was raised near the bridge and the authorities stood guard. The officials also had to ensure the lockdown wasn't violated. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 According to the official, the groom's party comprised of 12 members while on the groom's side of 25 persons. Both the parties reached the border to witness the unique ceremony. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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According to the official, the groom's party comprised of 12 members while on the groom's side of 25 persons. Both the parties reached the border to witness the unique ceremony. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Before the function, the bride was given a pass to cross the border and after the wedding, she accompanied Robinson to his village. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Before the function, the bride was given a pass to cross the border and after the wedding, she accompanied Robinson to his village. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Robinson and Priyanka during their wedding ceremony at the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Chinnar, Idukki district. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Robinson and Priyanka during their wedding ceremony at the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Chinnar, Idukki district. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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