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May 17th, 2010
12:22 PM ET

Indians flock to marry and shop on lucky day

Tens of thousands of Indian couples tied the knot Sunday, one of the luckiest days in the Hindu calendar.

"There are 50,000 weddings happening today" in Mumbai alone, said wedding planner Jarret D'Abreo of Marry Me.

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- Newsdesk editor, The CNN Wire

Filed under: Culture & Science • Hinduism

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