Ranveer Deepika wedding rituals upset Sikh group: Here's why

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Wedding photo of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone
Wedding photo of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone

New Delhi : The big Bollywood wedding of actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s is creating headlines every new day. Well, the Italian wedding is gaining attention across India, but there are a few people who are not at all happy about it.

As per The Tribune, an Italian Sikh organisation has said that the wedding was against the religion’s code.

It was on November 14 that Ranveer and Deepika tied the knot in Italy’s Lake Como as per Konkani wedding rituals. And, on November 15, Anand Karaj took place as per Sikh wedding rituals. Sources confirmed that the Guru Granth Sahib was brought from a gurdwara in Brescia to the wedding villa in Lake Como, 150 kms away.

Sukhdev Singh Kang, the president of Indian Sikh community in Italy said that the Anand Karaj ceremony was a ‘major lapse’ on the part of the gurdwara as the Akal Takht dictates that the Guru Granth Sahib should not be taken to a hotel, banquet hall or other venues for the Anand Karaj ceremony. “This was in violation of the Akal Takht ‘hukumnama’ which sternly prohibits taking Guru Granth Sahib to a place other than a gurdwara,” Kang said.

Kang added that the Italian Sikh community would write to the Akal Takht to take necessary action. Akal Takht acting Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh is quoted as saying in the report that the five high priests will look into the matter when they receive a complaint.

As per ritual, an Anand Karaj ceremony is performed in a gurdwara where the bride and groom sit or take pheras around the Guru Granth Sahib. Ranveer and Deepika flew in Bhai Narinder Singh of the Golden Temple to officiate their wedding.

For now, the newlywed couple is in India. As they arrived at the Mumbai airport, they were met by a sea of fans and paparazzi. The reception for their extended family will be held in Bangalore on November 21 and for the friends from Bollywood in Mumbai on November 28.