Industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s son Anant and businessman Viren Merchant’s daughter Radhika Merchant got engaged today at the Ambani residence in Mumbai. The rituals of Gol Dhana and Chunri Vidhi were performed in Antilia. After the ceremony of Gol-Dhana and Chunri, both of them put rings on each other. These rituals have been passed down from generation to generation in Gujarati Hindu families. The members of the Ambani family also gave a surprise dance performance on the occasion, which was led by Nita Ambani. Earlier, on December 29 last year, Anant Ambani married Radhika Merchant at Shrinathji Temple in Nathdwara, Rajasthan. At the same time, a day before on Wednesday, the couple celebrated the mehndi ceremony.
Gol Dhana is a special ritual of Gujarati weddings.
Gol Dhana means jaggery and coriander seeds. It is a pre-wedding ritual in Gujarati families where jaggery and coriander are distributed at the boy’s house. All the rituals take place here. The bride’s family members come to the groom’s house with sweets and gifts. After this, both wear rings to each other and take the blessings of the elders. Family, friends etc. participated in this program.
Nita Ambani’s surprise dance performance
Gujarati is passed down from generations among Hindu families. The family temple and ceremonies were held in the fields with great enthusiasm. Even the families exchanged gifts and greetings, camaraderie and fun. Was treated with a surprise. It was a surprise dance performance by members of the Ambani family led by Anant’s mother Nita Ambani.
Gol Dhana literally means jaggery and coriander seeds
Gujarati traditions have a pre-wedding ceremony similar to an engagement. These items are delivered at the groom’s house where the event takes place. The bride’s family comes to the groom’s house with gifts and sweets and then the couple exchange rings. After exchanging the rings the couple takes blessings from their elders.
Started on Thursday evening
The evening’s festivities began with members of the Ambani family, led by Anant’s sister Isha, heading to the Merchant residence to invite them and Radhika to the evening’s functions. The Ambani family warmly welcomed the business family to their residence amidst aarti and chanting of mantras. The family accompanied Ananth and Radhika to the temple to seek Lord Krishna’s blessings for the sangha and evening ceremonies. From there the group went to the venue to start the ceremony with Ganesha Puja followed by the traditional Lagan Patrika recitation or invitation to the upcoming wedding.
After the Gol Dhana and Chunri Vidhi, there was an exchange of blessings and gifts between the families of Ananth and Radhika. A surprise dance performance by the members of the Ambani family, led by Nita Ambani, was greeted with thunder and cheers and added to the excitement and family bonding among all present. Sister Isha announces the start of the ring ceremony and Anant and Radhika exchange rings in front of family and friends and seek their blessings for their upcoming union.
Anant is now a member of the Reliance Retail Benchers Board after completing his studies.
Ananth and Radhika have known each other for a few years now and today’s engagement rituals bring them closer to their wedding in the coming months. Both the families seek everyone’s blessings and best wishes for Radhika and Anant. Anant, the son of Nita and Mukesh Ambani, completed his studies from Brown University in the USA and has since served in various capacities at Reliance Industries, including as a member on the boards of Jio Platforms and Reliance Retail Ventures. He currently heads the energy business of RIL.
Radhika Merchant is a trained classical dancer.
Mukesh Ambani’s son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant have known each other since childhood. In the year 2018, a picture of both of them together went viral on social media. In this picture, he was seen in green clothes. Radhik is also a trained classical dancer.
Radhika Merchant is the daughter of Encore Healthcare CEO Viren Merchant.
Radhika Merchant is the daughter of Encore Healthcare CEO Viren Merchant and Shaila Merchant. Radhika’s father Viren is also counted among the rich personalities of the country. Radhika has done her schooling in Mumbai. After this she went to New York for study. There he studied politics and economics. After completing his graduation in 2017, he joined Isprava as a sales executive. He is fond of reading, tracking and swimming.