Video of Bride and Groom Dancing During Saath Pheras Goes Viral, Netizens React Angrily for 'Disrespecting Culture'
In the viral video, the bride and groom were seen dancing to 'mere yaar ki shaadi hai' during the phera ceremony while the guests present at the venue cheered them on.
New Delhi: A video of a bride and groom dancing joyfully to a Hindi song during their saath phera ritual is going viral over social media. However, the video has not been received well by netizens and has become a matter of argument for social media users. The undated video was shared on Twitter by Vedant Birla, Chairman and MD of Birla Precision Technologies, who criticised it for being disrespectful towards their culture.
The ritual of taking saath phere or circles is one of the most important features of the Hindu weddings, which involves seven rounds around a sacred fire lit for the purpose amidst the Vedic mantras. During the pheras, the bride and groom walk around the scared fire seven times, reciting specific vows with each circle.
In the video shared by Birla, the bride and groom were seen dancing to 'mere yaar ki shaadi hai' during the phera ceremony while the guests present at the venue cheered them on. Birla captioned the video post with criticism and wrote in Hindi, "Is this a wedding or the sacrifice of our traditional values? Don't forget that if you are worth anything in this world it is because of your culture and values."
The video has gone viral soon after it was posted on the social media platform and garnered over 6K retweets and over 25K likes as users continued to criticise the couple for dancing during their wedding ritual, and posted comments like "disgusting" and "disrespectful".