Ashley Polk REL 110 IN1 7/22/12 Kiran & Deepa Ghodgaonkar’s Authentic Hindu Wedding Now, let me begin by saying that I wasn’t able to visit a different place of worship other than my own. Instead of doing that, I decided to do a study about traditional Hindu weddings, which was better than nothing at all. During the wedding, a bride and groom are united as one, as always; however; in this particular wedding, it is being done the traditional Hindu way. This includes having the wedding inside a canopy-like structure, known as a mandap. Inside the mandap, the guests, along with the bride and groom are supposed to be seated on mats during the ceremony.
I made a visit to the Islamic Center of New Orleans on 1911 St. Claude Avenue at about 1:30 in the afternoon on a Friday. I went with a man called Hilmi Hamid. Hilmi was my manager when I worked at Mona's Middle Eastern Restaurant. I went to visit him and asked if I could come with him to the mosque the next time he went, and he was very welcoming and very enthusiastic about it. He told me how it is a very simple place, but that he loved it because he had the opportunity to praise God in the United States.
The priest directs various family members to give offerings into the holy fire. The couple walks around the fire four times exchanging vows of duty and love, fidelity, respect and a fruitful union. the groom then places the brides hand on his forehead, to denote that he accepts her as his wife for better of for worse, in health or in sickness and that it his destiny to marry her. The couples heads are held together implying that although they are separate individuals, from this day onwards, they are one in body, mind and spirit. The major difference between Jewish and Hindu weddings is the Indian wedding as it has evolved to this day is a marriage between two families rather than of two individuals.
There were two men seemingly in their late 30’s early 40’s, were in front of the room, appeared to be the leaders of this meeting. When searching an AA meeting to attend, I found this meeting to be OD (open discussion) meeting in being area where it is near home, and at a convenient time. Therefore, I decided to attend this meeting without prior knowledge of this meeting being a 12-Step program until one of the leaders read the 12 steps to the group. While Steve reads this list of goals, I noticed a lot these goals were associated to God and their faith to God. From there, I knew this meeting is going to be a based on a religious structure rather than non-religious structure.
Amadeus MozaWolfgang rt: The Passionate Prodigy The boy Mozart was instantly recognized as a wunderkind. A musical child prodigy, he began learning the piano at the age of four and played it brilliantly by six. He was brought by his musician-teacher-father Leopold on a grand tour of Europe by the age of 13. Shown off to important dignitaries such as the Pope and Empress Maria Theresa, naturally gifted, he could read and play musical scores on sight and capable of writing down the entire score of a complicated work after just hearing it a few times. He wrote his first symphony at the age of eight, his first opera at twelve and conducted twenty performances of that opera at fourteen.
He began by referencing an event that had happened earlier in the year where he had a run in with the Federal Communications Committee (FCC). He pokes fun at this mistake and questions why he of all people was chosen to speak at a prayer breakfast. “I'm certainly not here as a man of the cloth, unless that cloth is leather (Keynote Address at the 54th National Prayer Breakfast, Bono).” He uses humor effectively to lighten the mood, “Now, one of the things I love about this country is the separation of Church and State and although I have to say in inviting me here both Church and State have been separated from something else completely: their -- their mind (Keynote Address at the 54th National Prayer Breakfast, Bono).” One thing that Bono does is he uses vocalized pauses in the beginning of his speech. Vocalized pauses are filler phrases such as “um” and “er” that interrupts the smoothness of speaking and can be distracting to the audience (Sprague, 204). He also clicks his tongue or smacks his lips at the end of sentences.
It was with his brother that he was formally introduced to a keyboard, although it is believed that he already had a versatile knowledge of music at that point. (JSBach.org) When Bach was 15 he left his older brother to go to St. Michael’s School and sang in the choir to support himself. In 1706, while still attending school, Bach married his first wife and they would end up having 7 children. Three of their children passed away and the other four grew up and two
After dressing up in my long, baby blue confirmation dress, myself, Meris, and my family went to Saint Louis Catholic Church early in order to hang up the Joan of Arc banner I had made and to find good seats. I was seated next to my friends in rows near the front of the church that were specially reserved for all of the Confirmation candidates. Once mass began, all of us waited anxiously until then end when we knew we would take Communion and then receive the sacrament of Confirmation from the Bishop. Just in the way that we always took Communion, we all filed out of our pew and slowly and respectfully walked to the front of the church. When it was my turn, I received the Bishop’s blessing and the Holy Spirit, but I was still so nervous that I messed up my prayer-response.
Old’s creates a very vivid picture of a young boy’s birthday party and begins to describe the scene, “As the guests arrive at my son's party they gather in the living room—“(1-2) The mother of the birthday boy begins to examine the character traits of the six to seven year old party guests. She conveys them as “short men, men in first grade/with smooth jaws and chins.” (3-4) At this moment she highlights the fact that their faces are smooth, but contradicts it with the idea that they are men. While contradicting the idea that these six to seven year old boys are men, the speaker portrays that these “men” do not have the ability to sit still. She then illustrates them, “Hands in pockets, they stand around/jostling, jockeying for place, small fights” (5-6). The mannerisms of the young men in the poem Later on, she describes their behavior in terms of predominantly male professions.
The bridesmaids and best men are often dressed in pair with the bride and the groom.All the folks attending the marriage are decked up with gold jewelry including the bride and sometimes the groom.The ladies are additionally adorned with henna patterns all over their palms, hands, forearms, legs and feet. Indian wedding wear for the bridegroom includes a dazzling series of majestic sherwani, blended Indo-western suit and ethnic Jodhpuri suit. The exquisite shirts, coats and jackets are designed with extra care and touch to bring out the magnanimity out of the bridegroom on the marriage day. Precious embellishments are studded into the collars and the cuffs of the bridegroom’s dress. Available both in simple cottons and splendid, royal raw silk, these Kurta Pyjamas are a preferred mostly by the bridegrooms.The bride wears a saree or a lehenga according to the region.