|Courtesy - Anshu Bhojnagarwala|
Agni dev (Fire Deity) held supreme importance in her life. She revered festivals like Lohri, Holika Dahan* centered around fire and often found it magical. Her grandfather told her various stories related to every festival and explained the spiritual meaning behind each ritual.
In his absence, she derived strength from the fiery power of Agni.
On her marriage day, she was numb eyed while revolving around the sacred fire. Suddenly, she glimpsed her grandfather's image take form in the Agni.
There was lilt in her steps. She knew he was there to sanctify her marriage!
* I have given the Wikipedia links for Lohri and Holika Dahan - these are important Hindu festivals celebrated with much fervor throughout the country.
~ According to Hindu marriage tradition - the primary witness for marriage is Fire deity (Agni), in the presence of family and friends.
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