The Digital Journalist
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Arriving in style as a Hindu groom should, Randy Sampath, a Trinidadian oil company worker, receives the traditional greeting of a lighted oil lamp called a "diya" from his bride's family in a Trinidad village. In Hindu belief, the "aarti" ceremony--a greeting with a lamp--carries with it the family's prayer that the mind of the bride and groom be illuminated by wisdom.