Photos: Tribal weddings in India

For many of the migratory Maldhari communities in the Kutch region of Gujarat, India, the Hindu holiday of Janmashtami, which celebrates the god Krishna's birthday, is the one day of the year when marriages are performed. Prabhubhai Kalar, center, a young groom, leads a procession to his bride's home, where the wedding will be held. He will meet his bride for the first time at their wedding, but won't see her face until later that night.

For many of the migratory Maldhari communities in the Kutch region of Gujarat, India, the Hindu holiday of Janmashtami, which celebrates the god Krishna's birthday, is the one day of the year when marriages are performed. Prabhubhai Kalar, center, a young groom, leads a procession to his bride's home, where the wedding will be held. He will meet his bride for the first time at their wedding, but won't see her face until later that night.