I don't want to participate in any of your rituals! Don't force me.
Just one last time.... Please. We won't ask you again. Promise.
I don't believe in it. Leave me alone.
Don't break our hearts. You are a good daughter. You know we are doing this for you. It will ward of the dosha (negative consequences)...just trust us. And it's just 1 hour simple ritual ..nothing more.... Please don't say no. You will join us tomorrow morning.
Flowers in the temple. Earthen lamps glittering in the morning sun.The priests start chanting the mantras.
Older priest says she is such a lovely girl! Soon you will find your soul mate. Everything will be Ok.
This is not a simple ritual. This is chanting of marriage vows.
I am marrying a God. I am a Goddess.
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