Rana Daggubati

Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj, who tied the knot on Saturday night in an intimate ceremony at Ramanaidu Studios, performed the traditional Satyanarayana Vratam at their home on Monday.

It’s tradition in both the Telugu states for the newly-wed bride and groom to perform the pooja at home after the wedding as it’s considered auspicious. Both the families of Rana and Miheeka were present at the katha ceremony, dressed in soft Ponduru cotton handloom. In the pictures clicked during the ceremony, Rana can be seen dressed in a white cotton pancha katta with a kandva over his shoulders while Miheeka opted for a bottle-green and gold handloom saree, with a red embroidered dupatta draped on her shoulders. She accessorised with a nose ring, maang tikka, necklace and her bridal bangles for the ceremony.

The Daggubati household was done up in shades of bright yellow, plum, white and green flowers and foliage, which formed the backdrop as Rana and Miheeka performed their pooja. The couple were all smiles as they went about it and later posed for a family picture with Suresh Babu, Venkatesh, Naga Chaitanya, Samantha and rest of the Daggubati clan.

Samantha had cheekily given a sneak-peek into the pooja ceremony earlier on Monday when she posted pictures of the whole family together and another of just her and Naga Chaitanya.

She could be seen dressed in a green cotton saree while Chaitanya opted for a cream-coloured kurta. Sharing the pictures, she wrote, “Handpicked, handcombed, and handwoven with devotion and love. A supple spinning of heritage Ponduru cotton woven into a perfect canvas by Andhra weavers. Embark on a new beginning rooted in the timeless Indian ritual of a perfect moment, the muhurtham of a marriage.” (sic)