A video of a Gujarati family performing roka ceremony on video call is going viral.
Avideo of a Gujarati family performing traditional rituals on a video call has surfaced on the internet and it instantly reminded us of Ranvir Shorey’s web series Metro Park.
In case you don’t know, Metro Park is a light-hearted series about a Gujarati family living in New Jersey for 25 years and trying their best to teach Indian values to their children.
Coming back to the video that we recently stumbled upon, it shows a Gujarati family performing some traditional rituals over a video call. In what seems to be like an online roka ceremony, one can see two mobile phones kept on elevated wooden stools placed adjacent to each other. A girl and a boy are connected on video calls in the respective mobile phones to attending a significant ceremony in a digital manner. One can also see teeka applied on a mobile screen.
A Twitter user Rahul Ningot shared the video with the caption, “Hey, Team #MetroPark look what you have done?”
Check out the video here:
The setup also featured some gold ornaments and well-wrapped ethnic ensembles put on display. In one part of the video, a woman is seen saying, “Now I am putting over a chunari on your head,” and then she keeps a red folded dupatta on the mobile phone.
Now that’s quite amusing, isn’t it?
The video if being widely circulated on WhatsApp. Even Ranvir Shorey retweeted the video.
The trailer of Metro Park also featured a scene in which a Pandit ji performed a hawan and asked the family to offer ghee to the gods in a digital way.
Watch the trailer of Metro Park here: