(2007) Special Prayer
No matter how big a celebrity you are, blessings of the Almighty are always sought before a special occasion and the case of the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai is no different.
With Ash all set to tie the knot with Abhishek Bachchan , the actress’s mother Vrinda Rai has performed a special puja at Nagabana in Sonthady near Kasargod, her birthplace.
The puja was performed Thursday morning by Vrinda in keeping with the traditions of Tulunadu culture is an annual affair, a close relative of Ash said on condition of anonymity in Mangalore on Friday.
All members of the family, except for Ash, took part in the puja to ‘moola nagadevata bana’ at Sonthady, the relative said.
Ash’s father Krishnarajendra Rai arrived in Mangalore from Mumbai Thursday morning and performed puja in the temple of Dharmasthala, he said.
Ash and Abhishek got engaged at a quiet ceremony in Mumbai on January 14. The engagement came about one-and- half-months after the couple, accompanied by mega superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya Bachchan , offered prayers at the Varanasi temple.
All eyes turned to Bangalore when Ash’s family astrologer Chandrashekhara Swami, based in Mulky, was consulted on the alliance as Ash had ‘Kuja dosha’.