Over 25,000 weddings cause traffic chaos in Delhi

New Delhi: Most arterial roads in the capital faced massive traffic jams as around 25,000 couples tied the knot in traditional Indian weddings on Monday.

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Wedding organisers, farm house owners, banquet hall owners estimated around 20,000-25,000 weddings took place as the day was listed in Indian lunar almanacs as the most auspicious of the season for the marriages.

A city-based priest, Pt Ram Gopal said, "The number of weddings could be around 25,000. I myself attended three weddings. I along with my relatives have been managing weddings for years. We all were busy in two or more marriages on Monday."

Gopal said the day was very auspicious because of ‘Ekadashi tithi’, the eleventh day since New Moon according to lunar calendar. "The next two good dates for weddings are December 12 and 13, but none this year could beat the record set by December 7," he said.

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