Breaking Societal Norms, Bride Rides Horse Wearing SherwaniA bride wore a Sherwani and rode a horse to mark the pre-wedding ritual of ‘Bandori’ in Ranoli village in Rajasthan, breaking an age-old stereotype. The bride, Kritika Saini, had made the sherwani herself. According to sources, Kritika Saini’s family made her to perform the Bandori ritual like a groom in order to convey the message of gender equality.
Her father, Mahavir Saini, stated that he had always wanted to conduct his daughter’s wedding procession in this manner. Kritika married Manish Saini on December 1 after the pre-wedding rituals.