Varanasi: The Bharatiya Janata Party MP Varun Gandhi on Sunday tied the nuptial knot with graphic designer Yamini Roy Chowdhary at a temple on the banks of River Ganges.

The 30-year-old Varun wore a silk 'dhoti kurta’ with an orange 'angvastram', at the ceremony in Kamakoti Temple which was presided over by Kanchi Shankaracharya Swami Jayendra Saraswati.

Yamini, an alumni of Shantiniketan in West Bengal and Delhi's St Stephens college, wore a pink saree which had been gifted by Indira Gandhi to her daughter-in-law Maneka 40 years ago.

The marriage took place as per Sanatan-Hindu customs. "The marriage went off very well. I have blessed the couple," Jayendra Saraswati told reporters.

However, no one from Sonia Gandhi's family was present.

The reception scheduled for March 8 in Delhi has been cancelled following the death of Amteshwar Anand, mother of Maneka.

(Agencies)