Maharashtra Native Dayanand Darekar’s Mind-Boggling Idea Turns A Truck Into 1200 Square Feet ‘Movable – Wedding Hall’

By Isha bhama | 4 min read

Indian people are widely acknowledged for their innovative problem-solving abilities, often referred to as ‘Jugadu’ people. Jugaad, a term denoting quick and unconventional solutions to challenges, extends beyond India and is ingrained in the Indian culture worldwide and now to all colors of the world.

Today, we’ll discuss a remarkable instance of Jugaad from Latur, Maharashtra, where an individual transformed a mobile container into a functional mobile wedding venue. This concept surpasses even the most imaginative expectations, as it allows for a fully-equipped movable hall to be conveniently positioned in front of your home.

Isn’t it amazing that the “Chalta Firte Mangal Karyalay,” a mobile wedding hall concept created by Dayanand Daarekar of Latur, can be prepared in just 2 hours instead of the usual 2 to 3 days required to set up a wedding venue? This isn’t just a fantasy; it’s a true innovation that seems almost surreal.

This news of the existence of a moving wedding hall that reaches the destination of the wedding instead of being the destination point itself went viral about a year ago and deserved to be spread more. Let’s get started to learn more about this intriguing story by getting to know the architecture of this unique idea, Mr. Dayanand Darekar.

How Dayanand Darekar’s Journey Started ?

As stated, this concept of the construction of a movable wedding hall is the idea of Mr. Dayanand Darekar, a 50-year-old businessman who lives in Latur, Maharashtra. He has been in the business of arranging functions, events, and marriage ceremonies for more than 20 years. This man also happens to be an IT-trained professional.

He says that this idea of a movable wedding hall did not come upon him in one day; it took him 8 years to think about, design, and build this movable wedding hall. He says, “I did the research on every aspect of the wedding and carried out the research of the whole state of Maharashtra to understand the expectations, and then I decided on the design. He further adds, “I have done everything in this wedding hall, and I haven’t taken the help of anyone.

Undoubtedly, accomplishing this single-handedly is an impressive achievement. Now, your curiosity must be struck regarding the feasibility of this mobile wedding hall as a practical solution. It’s a valid question, especially given the craze of Big Fat Indian weddings.

Can a wheeled transport vehicle effectively host sizable gatherings while maintaining the comfort and tranquil ambiance necessary for weddings? This question is likely to be on your mind.

After all, what is the purpose of building a movable wedding hall if the people hiring it have to contend with amenities and comfort? Let’s learn how it stands in this regard!

Idea of Having an Amazing Movable Wedding

The design and amenities are the strong suits of the wedding hall on wheels. When it reaches its designated place, its boundary wall extends to form a big hall with dimensions of 40 feet by 30 feet. It means you will have 1200 square feet of space at your disposal for your guests. It offers facilities like a big stage,  air conditioners, comfortable seats for sitting, a sound system, beautiful lighting, and a generator.

With seating, the capacity can accommodate up to 150 guests, but without seating, it can accommodate up to 300 people. And there’s more to it! According to Mr. Dayanand, if a larger hall is required, additional vehicles can be combined to create a spacious venue that can comfortably host anywhere from 600 to 1000 guests. This ensures that you won’t have to compromise on comfort or amenities when you choose this banquet hall for weddings or any other special occasions.

Now that you know that this unique movable wedding hall offers you multiple amenities, you might think it is going to be an expensive affair for you to have it hired for your needs. However, this is not the case!

Dayanand Darekar says “I wanted the maximum number of people to take advantage of this wedding hall, so the cost has been set at only INR 50,000.”

This aspect is really the cherry on the cake since during the times of big Indian weddings, people tend to spend lavishly, but several families are not able to afford a costly marriage. And it is also a big reason his idea has been proving great. He had used his wedding hall for more than 40 marriages around a year ago, and the number was only going up.

Challenges Dayanand Faced & What’s Next ?

The Journey of a mobile wedding hall isn’t a favorable one. Dayanand Darekar recalls how his idea was met with mockery from both people and his own family. To make matters worse, he had to part with his wife’s jewelry to fund his dream.

Reflecting on those challenging times, he remembers his father’s disapproval, who used to quip, “You’ve turned the car into a box!” Undeterred, Dayanand invested all his savings, totaling nearly 2.5 crore, into his ambitious project. Today, he envisions creating multiple such vehicles and extending his services throughout India.

Dayanand Darekar vision is expressed in the following words: “I aim to enable people to have affordable weddings. If someone dreams of a wedding at the Taj Mahal, I will bring my ‘Mangal Karyalay’ to the Taj Mahal. If someone envisions a wedding at the Red Fort, I will set up the wedding hall there.”

When the video of his movable wedding hall went viral, it caught the attention of netizens and famous business tycoon Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra, who tweeted about this unique movable wedding hall. He tweeted, “So creative and thoughtful.” He described it as eco-friendly and added, “I would like to meet the person behind the conception and design of this product.”

Furthermore, this fascinating tale of a mobile wedding venue gained recognition on the History Channel program titled “OMG! Yeh, Mera India!” It’s truly astonishing, as “OMG” perfectly encapsulates the astonishment one feels when encountering this extraordinary narrative of a man who employed innovative thinking to develop an unprecedented solution for an unheard-of problem, sparking considerable interest and excitement.

And if you are looking to host a function or wedding, booking this hall is also a good idea for creating buzz. You can not only create curiosity in invitees’ minds but also enjoy an unforgettable experience that will remain with you for life, thanks to the “Mangal Karyalay Vehicle.”

Source – Facebook

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