Inviting widows to a wedding is considered bad omen in Indian society. But Mehsana based businessman chose to ignore all the taboos and invited over 18000 widows to his son’s wedding.
Jitendra Patel invited widows from 5 districts of north Gujarat to the wedding of his younger son Ravi and his bride.
“It was my heartfelt desire that the couple should be blessed by widows, who are mostly neglected by the society. Their presence is considered a bad omen at auspicious functions but I wanted to prove that all these beliefs are nothing but superstitions,” Jitubhai told.
He gifted a blanket to each of the special guests. He also donated a cow each to around 500 widows from poor background.