Children grow up right before our eyes and the occasion marks a milestone. As the happy boy smirked with a contagious smile, the occasion of #Upanayanam came to life. It was indeed his time, a time to step to the next stage of life, a life filled with acumen and wisdom. To follow the footsteps of his father and stepping into responsible adulthood was the central message of the occasion. We felt awesome to cover the tradition of Sai Shyam’s Upanayanam.
The function started with formidable and much needed blessings from Sai Shyam’s parents. The holy dip he took in cold water made him shiver and enjoy. The exuding boyish emotions was captured in our lenses.
As Sai Shyam got ready to brace the occasion, he was carried by the shoulder into the venue hall. The colourful garlands he adorned were feast to the eyes. The invited who graced the occasion were in vibrant kanchipuram sarees demonstrating an unhindered continuity of our tradition. There we noticed the smiling father who was gearing up to accompany his son in the rituals. Our lenses froze to capture his joyous emotion. The caring father demonstrated his readiness to teach his son to be the future torch bearer.
The rituals proceeded at a pace and the chanting of the mantras filled the air with a divine vibration. Sai Shyam and his father were showered by flowers of grace and they accepted the prayer with adroitness.
It was time for a photo op session and the families surrounded the seating to get themselves captured. The small beautiful family of Sai Shyam, his younger brother, and his parents were in full smile. There arrived the extended family who shared their happiness and joy.
The exuding charm Sai Shyam shared was full of joy and energy, making the day that was great and adorable in the family’s collective memory.