Businessman Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani's son, Anant Ambani, has been formally engaged to Radhika Merchant, amidst friends and family at the Ambani residence, Antilia, in Mumbai on Thursday, 19 January.
"Age-old traditions such as the Gol Dhana and Chunari Vidhi — followed since generations among Gujarati Hindu families — were conducted with great enthusiasm in the family temple and ceremony areas even as the families exchanged gifts and greetings, bonhomie, and fun and were treated to a surprise performance by Ambani family members, led by Nita Ambani, Anant’s mother," the Ambanis shared in a statement.
In Gujarati traditions, a pre-wedding ceremony called Gol Dhana, which means 'jaggery and coriander seeds,' is akin to an engagement. These items are distributed at the groom's house, where the event takes place. The bride's family brings presents and sweets to the groom's home before the pair exchanges rings.
The Ambani family, led by Anant's sister Isha Ambani, visited the Merchant home to extend an invitation to Radhika and the other family members for the evening's festivities.
Anant's mother, Nita Ambani, gave a surprise performance during the engagement ceremony.
Radhika looked gorgeous in her embroidered golden lehenga, while Anant complimented her look in a royal blue kurta.
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