Hyderabad(Hyd): The new COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on traditional Indian spring weddings, leaving legions of both Hindu & Muslim couples & specially the wedding organizers that include caterers, function hall proprietors, convention centers proprietors, bandmasters, dish washers, servers, vendors & wedding horse proprietors. Celebrations & their own seasonal business orders of weddings are deferred (or) postponed because of the COVID-19 outburst & lock-down.
Perhaps this yr., the season of wedding business were worse affected. Because of the epidemic, multiple companies that made their own amount during this wedding season, that begins from Mar until Dec, are in dire straits.
Apart from biryani & Irani Chai, Hyderabad(Hyd) is also well-known for its luxurious weddings. As for citizens from different communities like Muslim, Hindu, Marvadi, Sikh, Jain, Yadav, & Agarwals, they spend lakhs of rupees on everything from matchmaking to makeup.
This luxurious weddings supports large number of laborers & functioning poverty-stricken. This includes cooks, servers, band masters, wedding buggi, horse, & different lightings utilized for grand baraats. Numerous make their own annual income normally during this wedding season. The elimination of numerous big weddings throughout lock-down is an indication on just how the pain is being felt by everybody.
Their own wedding elimination didn’t bode well for wedding horse boss Mohammed Aslam & the 15 (or) so wedding horse proprietors, band masters, labourers who hold stick light & petromax light within the baraat.
Aslam had got pre-bookings & he has been scheduling to hire with a big hole. He also purchased new beautiful horses for wedding season before the lock-down so that he can earn extra amount. However as of now Aslam & remaining who run multiple of these shops in Hoontwadi in Chudi Bazar aren’t even left with sufficient amount to feed their own horses & camels that they utilize for business purposes. They receive orders for weddings, festivals like Bonalu, Ram Navami juloos, Milad protests, Alam protests, & gyarwi protests.
Aslam, owns a shop on the banks of Musi river, the region that has been allocated by this spouse of Nizam Umda Begum. This specific region has been called as Hoontwadi as this region has been a committed market for horses & camels.
Mohammed Aslam who’s also a professional horse trainer stated, “This yr. the season is a lost business chance of over 5 lakh rupees for us.”
The other wedding horse vendor, Mohammed Azam has been scheduling to make his own wedding horses prepared for the baraat adorned with beautiful silver jewelry for his own female white horse Jamna who his own 8 ft. He also equipped his own employees of 10 labourers & 10 band masters with all new tunes to be performed in weddings.
He’s as of now has to slash the salaries of his own employees & delete some of the his own labour because of no bookings. Some of the just how he’d got meal support for his own 40 horses from Dr. Virendra Khwaja & Mrs. Rebica from Hyderabad(Hyd) Race Club.
The would-be groom Atif Khan & his own fiance, Syeda Ayesha, have been scheduling 5 complete days of celebrations & ceremonies for over 2,000 guests. The latter had a dream that his own groom going to come with big band baja baraat on a ghodi (female horse) & she’ll go in doli for the wedding.
“There is no business now even after the relaxation multiple different regional companies were re-opened. However when going to our business take (2) off? Even we’re sanitizing our horses, buggies, dolis & creating our band masters wear masks mainataing physical distancing demonstrating to the clients however we aren’t getting any orders for baraats,” he stated.
“So we in Hoontwadi distribute the load,” added further Azam.
Yusuf Khan, a caretaker of 15 white horses, would’ve sent his own horses for a big baraat had is maintaining his own horses within the shop as this & different bookings go by this wayside.
“This work (5) is the only sole of my income”, stated Mohammed Aslam who were racing a shop in Hoontwadi from 3 decades previously his own nice grand dad Jaani Bhai utilize to run this shop during this Nizams’ time. The pain rippled to these caretakers, their own horses & the occasional elephant who makes appearances in Hyderabad(Hyd) traditional nuptials.
Nearly all wedding celebrations were canceled this yr. (or) at the least deferred.
“The scale & size of grand weddings going to decrease & these are challenging times for the caretakers of horses in Hoontwadi,” stated Mohammed Aslam.