Uh oh, is this bigger celebriyogi news than Lady Gaga’s frilly panties in Bikram class? This is HUGE. Not only is there news that Brad and Angelina will finally tie the knot after 5 years and 6 kids, but they will do it Hindu style! Step aside cupcakes as wedding cake, there’s a new nuptial trend shaking up Western traditions – it’s in India, and it involves yoga! (btw, are cupcakes still cool? you can tell we don’t get married much).
Brangelina are rumored to be following in the footsteps of America’s sweethearts: Julia Roberts, who converted to Hinduism after shooting Eat, Pray, Love, and pop star Katy Perry, who wed Russell Brand in a traditional Indian ceremoney back in October, which by the way, included all the fixins like elephants and henna, but a Christian minister.
Reports say Brangie have been under the guidance of Siddha Yoga Guru Ram Lalji Siyag of Bikaner (Rajasthan, India), who will perform the anticipated ceremony. Word has it the pair have been practicing Siddha Yoga together and Siyag has given them their very own divine mantra to chant to help them find inner peace and harmony. You all can take creative guesses as to what that is.
Since we’ve already got the yoga/Hindu can of beans wide open as it were, Siddha Yoga, as we know it, was founded in the beliefs of Hinduism, and includes elements like mantra and meditation on the quest for self-realization. It is not the sweaty asana.
We’re thrilled for the two incredibly gorgeous and fabulous stars, and naturally everyone’s favorite Hindu American spokesperson Rajan Zed is in approval as well. Huzzah! No word yet if the kids, like Julia’s, will get fun new Hindu-ish names. OR a fun new Hindu sibling! Stay tuned.