US-based Muslim couple marries as per Hindu ritual in Uttar Pradesh

    19-Sep-2022   
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A US-based couple married after living for the past 18 years together as per Hindu rites in this Varanasi's famous Trilochan Temple. Kiyamah Din Khalifa and his girlfriend Kesha Khalifa were born and brought up in Muslim families. But they wed each other as per Hindu traditions in full public view.
 
Muslim couple marries as per Hindu ritual  
 
Kiyamah said he did not regret his decision. "In fact, I am thankful to the local priest and everyone who helped us realise our dream of getting married as per Hindu tradition," said Khalifa, who owns a business and also farmland.
 
Khalifa said planning for the easy-looking marriage actually began five years back when the couple last visited Varanasi on a spiritual tour. "Our last tour was truly inspiring. But still, we didn't think we would be getting married this way. It was only a few days back when we were planning our visit to Varanasi that we talked about it and my girlfriend said yes," said Khalifa, Hindustan Times reported.
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