It began when Rajeshwari's parents passed away. “She was about 7 or 8 years old when she arrived at our home for the first time, Abdulla, her foster father said.
Rajeshwari's father Saravanan was a coolie worker and he worked regularly at Abdulla’s residence and farmland at Kunnariyam. The bride was close to Abdulla and his wife due to the connection. She was raised by the couple as their own ever since her parents passed away.
When 22-year-old Rajeshwari got Vishnu’s marriage proposal, Abdulla and his family visited Vishnu’s house. Vishnu's parents, Balachandran and Jayanthi insisted that the wedding take place at a temple. And both families chose Manyottu temple in Kanhangad where people from all religions are allowed. Abdulla’s relatives, including his 84-year-old mother Safiyumma, arrived at the temple to attend the wedding.
They were welcomed into the temple by the groom's relatives, and even while the bride's family kept a distance from the temple's inner sanctum, where the ceremony took place, the groom's family invited them to come closer to bless the couple.