An elephant, dancing and a Hindu wedding in Ponte Vedra

Deepak Dugar arrives at the TPC clubhouse aboard Tiny the elephant. Dugar's Baraat, the groom's wedding procession, was accompanied by friends and family members dancing along the way. Deepak Dugar married Puja Roy in a traditional Hindu ceremony at TPC Sawgrass on Saturday.  BRUCE LIPSKY/The Times-UnionPONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA, November 30, 2103 ( The distance was short but the trip was long, with music, dancing and “I love Puja and Deepak” (the bride and groom) sunglasses. It took half an hour or more for Tiny — an elephant — to carry Deepak Dugar across a Ponte Vedra Beach parking lot Saturday to meet his bride. In wedding suit and headdress called a pagh, Dugar and Tiny inched along amid a crowd of family and friends waving hands and stepping high in a style of Punjabi dance called bhangra. Sometimes the procession that symbolized travel across India stopped altogether. The music and dancing never ceased.

Source: The Florida Times Union