Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot

The youngest of the Gandhi, Varun, got married to graphic designer Inca Yamini Roy Chaudhary at the Kamkoteshwar temple in Varanasi on Sunday. The function had limited guests.
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
Varun Gandhi married Inca Yamini Roy Chaudhary, a graphic designer, at the Kamkoteshwar Temple in Varanasi on Sunday. The guests at the wedding included just immediate family. However, no one from Sonia Gandhi's family was present. Varun had invited his cousins Priyanka and Rahul, and aunt Sonia Gandhi for the ceremony.

This is the first wedding in the family after Priyanka married Robert Vadra in 1997.
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
The 'Vedic' wedding ceremony began at around 6.30 am, and lasted nearly three hours. The rituals were conducted by Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati and other priests of the Kamkoteshwar Temple.
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
Yamini, an alumnus of Shantiniketan in West Bengal and Delhi's St. Stephens college, wore a rose-pink Benarasi sari for the wedding, the sari which Varun's grandmom Indira Gandhi gifted to Maneka on her wedding, and Varun wore a silk kurta and dhoti with an orange angavastram.
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
Varun Gandhi and Yamini Roy are all smiles after the wedding.
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
The couple step out of the temple, amid high security. (Picture Courtesy: Chandan Bijlani)
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
Varun Gandhi and Yamini Roy share a private moment. (Picture Courtesy: Chandan Bijlani)
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
The newly-wed couple accept greetings from well-wishers who had thronged the venue. (Picture courtesy: Chandan Bijlani)
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
Varun Gandhi and Yamini Roy Chaudhary greet the media after the ceremony. (Picture Courtesy: Chandan Bijlani)
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
The Kamkoteshwar Temple on Hanuman Ghat wore a festive look. The temple, considered one of the most sacred in Varanasi, had turned into a fortress with security personnel standing guard at every nook and corner.
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
Hordes of onlookers and well-wishers gathered outside the temple as they awaited the newlywed couple. (Picture Courtesy: Chandan Bijlani)
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
The reception has been cancelled due to the death of Maneka Gandhi's mother, Amteshwar Anand, after prolonged illness. (Picture Courtesy: Chandan Bijlani)
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
The haldi rasm (a pre-marriage ceremony) was performed on Saturday at a simple function in the temple complex. (Picture Courtesy: Ravi Tiwari/Chandan Bijlani)
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
Maneka Gandhi arrives with son Varun and to-be daughter-in-law Yamini for the haldi rasm at the Taj Hotel in Varanasi.
Varun Gandhi-Yamini Roy tie the nuptial knot
The hotel's employees were thrilled and honoured to host a marriage involving a Gandhi.

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