About 150 engagements and marriages are arranged in Vijayawada city alone in December, January & February.
Vijayawada: Money that was kept aside at home for marriages of children has fallen victim of government’s demonetisation move.
Around 150 engagements and weddings are scheduled in Vijayawada city alone in December, January and for February.
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A Group-I officer told this correspondent that she has kept around Rs 35 lakh in Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations for the wedding. Now she is worried about converting for the same.
Many pundits said that they have been asked to postpone the muhurthams as families tried to find a ways to overcome the new financial measures.
The Jonnabhatla Shivarama Shastri, a muhurath pundit from the Guntur told that this correspondent that parents has started calling him since Wednesday morning, to change the muhurthams. “Their children are already engaged and their weddings are going to take place,” he said and adding that the conversion of money has become a major difficulty for them.
Several parents are running from the pillar to post either to postpone or to cancel the dates which have already fixed for the marriages of their children.
“We have been left with a no choice but to request the owners of the marriage function halls to postpone the dates,” Mulukutla Vinod, a resident of Seetharampuram said.