Today we celebrated our granddaughter Ch. Sudhiksha’s ‘Saree Ceremony’. Just six days back we celebrated her fourth birthday. The ‘Saree ceremony’ is celebrated in the fifth year of a girl child in our community and it is called as ‘Vallaey Katticchuta’. This is the day when a child wears a Saree for the first time and it is celebrated in a grand manner. And as you know the Saree is a traditional dress worn by Hindu ladies for over 6000 years.
She wore a beautiful Saree and you can see how cute she is looking from the photographs above. And you will also see that she is draped in all sorts of gold jewellery. She was very happy as her friends and cousins were around her and playing with her at the party.
We organized the party at a Lions Club auditorium adjacent to our house. All close family members and friends were invited to the party. We reached the auditorium by 11:15 A.M. and guests began to arrive from 11:30 A.M. All guests queued up to bless Sudhiksha one after another. Then there were gifts exchanged between close members in the family. This was followed by a sumptuous lunch. There was all round camaraderie, smiles and laughter making the function a memorable one.
The last Saree ceremony performed in our family was exactly fifty years ago that of my sister Hemalatha. In these fifty years only boys were born in the family and Sudhiksha is the first girl child. She is everyone’s darling and with such traditions we are rejoicing our granddaughter’s various functions.