National Geographic : 1994 May
GOD WIS lIS go with the grain at a Hindu wedding in Hyderabad, India. Rice tinted golden with turmeric and blessed by a priest was repeatedly poured on Raghu Iruvanti by his bride, Padma, and he returned the favor. "It's for prosperity and happiness," Raghu said of the ceremony, called talambralu. "But it's also to break the ice between the couple. It gets to be like agame."