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Star-studded royal wedding in pictures: Odisha’s prince Arkesh ties the knot

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Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Lakhs of girls were left heart-broken and devastated as one of India’s most eligible bachelors and Odisha’s royal scion Arkesh Narayan Singh Deo lost his bachelorhood to princess Adrija Manjari Singh of Manda (Uttar Pradesh).

It was a glittering ceremony in the winter of November 2017. Odisha’s prince from Patnagarh in Bolangir, Arkesh Singh Deo wedded the Manda Rajkumari amidst royalty and guests from across the country and the world on November 23.

Mandavi Khanna, Anjana Menon, Rolee Kachru, Nikhil Mehra, Meghna Singh Deo, Kalikesh Singh Deo, Vidushi Mehra and Arkesh Singh Deo (L-R) at the evening party in Shanti Farm on November 21
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The groom gets his safa tied before the tilak ceremony on November 22 Picture courtesy: Facebook/ Chirag Singh Deo
Prince Arkesh in his princely ensemble before the tilak ceremony on November 22 Picture courtesy: Facebook/ Chirag Singh Deo
Prince Arkesh was accompanied by his elder brother MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo and nephew Animay Narayan Singh Deo (Kalikesh Singh Deo’s son) for the tilak ceremony Picture courtesy: Facebook/ Chirag Singh Deo
The groom’s family: Brother Manmat Vijay Singh Deo, Deepshikha Singh Deo (Princess of Kasmanda and wife of Manmat singh Deo), Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, mother Rani Vijaya Lakshmi Devi, Meghna Singh Deo (Princess of Nepal and Kalikesh Singh Deo’s wife), and father Anang Uday Singh Deo
Picture courtesy: Facebook/ Chirag Singh Deo

The four-day wedding ceremony included a haldi ceremony and an evening get-together on November 21 at Shanti Farm in New Delhi. Tilak ceremony was held the following day. The wedding commenced at the residence of the bride’s grandfather, former prime minister V P Singh on November 23

Prince Arkesh at the tilak ceremony in New Delhi
Picture courtesy: Facebook/Chirag Singh Deo
The famous qawwals Nizami Brothers set the mood of the attendees
Picture courtesy: Facebook/ Chirag Singh Deo
Prince Arkesh before the wedding ceremony, flanked by his brother Kalikesh on the left and father A U Singh Deo on the right
Picture courtesy: Facebook/ Chirag Singh Deo
The groom performs rituals before solemnising the marriage
Picture courtesy: Facebook/ Chirag Singh Deo
The wedding attendees included Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb (extreme right) and Maharajs Jayant Mardaraj of Nilgiri (second from right)
Picture courtesy: Facebook/ Jayant Mardaraj

The guest list included  Jaipur’s Rajmata Padmini Devi, former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley and television anchor Archana Vijaya among others.

The Singh Deo family will throw parties in Bhubaneswar on December 1 and later in Patnagarh for select guests. It is reported that a feast for over forty thousand invitees is being planned in Patnagarh.