Types Of Indian Wedding
Wedding Destinations In India
of India reflects on every dimensions of Indian context and Indian wedding
is not an exception. Heterogeneity of Indian society and culture essence
seeps through Indian wedding affair. They say, marriages are made in
heaven and undoubtedly it is one of the prime event of life. In India
where social and cultural restrictions are so strong, wedding is perhaps the
most important part of ones life. Its also a social occasion for an
individual and their family. Indian wedding is nothing short of any festival
when it reflects the social and Indian heritage in every possible way. Some
typical Indian wedding include the Hindu wedding, Punjabi wedding, Indian
Muslim wedding, and Christian wedding. In India every part has their own
type of wedding ceremony and totally diverse customs and cultural
connotations can flummox anybody.
A typical Hindu wedding day starts with selection of auspicious day. Henna
is something very important ritual
in Indian wedding when bride palm and feet decorated with it. The Hindu
wedding wedding is a long term affair, where numerous intricate customa
webbed in a single event. The best part of Indian wedding is the procession
of groom where the procession or baraat headed by a display of fireworks,
accompanied by the songs and dance reach the bride place for wedding. The
tradition of Indian wedding wavers across religion, caste, ethnicity,
language, region and other things. Today Indian scenario is changing where
arranged marriages is gradually moving to love marriages. Still in modern
society Indian marriages almost have the same appeal and tradition.
Traditional Indian weddings are generally starts with pre-wedding day
ceremonies. In some parts it starts from one week ahead of wedding ceremony.
Types Of Indian Wedding
Hindu Indian Wedding
- Selection of wedding day is an important
tasks. Hindu marriages are executed by priests who chant sanskrit hymns and
mantras in front of sacred fire. In north Indian wedding, music is also play
an important part. Playing Shehnai in north indian and Nadaswaram in south
is a ritual. The pocession of groom known as baraat is an exciting event.
This happens in much fanfare and enthusiasm. In the mandap, a dias where the
marraige ceremony is performed, groom ties knowt with bride and they
together walk seven times around the sacred fire while the priests continue
to chant mantras. The last stage of marriage is known as saptapadi, where
the bride and the groom take seven steps together facing the north, after
which the bride shifts to the grooms left. The couple is now declared
Muslim Indian Wedding
- Pre wedding ceremony consists of two
ceremonies. First one is mangni where the would be husband and wife exchange
rings. The bride wears an outfit gfted by future in laws. At mangni ceremony
day of marriage is fixed. Another one is mehendi ceremony when bride sport
attractive on her palm and feet. In the wedding day, groom comes with a
procession with band of musicians. The groom shares a drink of sherbet with
brides brother. The nikah or marriage is conducted in a close
association of relatives and guests. The nikah is complete in presence of
priest after proposal and acceptance of both bride and groom side. According
to muslim law nikahnama is a document in which the marriage contract is
- Punjabi wedding is one of the most exuberant marriage
ceremonies of India. the atmospeher is set before one week of wedding
ceremony. The shagun ceremony, where two families exchange gifts to confirm
the engagement. The bangle ceremony is an unique and improtant ceremony,
where bride maternal uncle and aunt put red bangles on the brides
wrist. The procession of groom is same like in other marriages. In the
marriage ceremony, bridal couple sit in front of Granth Sahib. The ardas are
read and ten Sikh gurus are saluted. The last ceremony is doli or farewell
of bride to grooms house. Bride leave her hose throwing handful of
rice over shoulder.
Kerala Hindu Nair Wedding
Kerala Hindu Nair marriages is
something very different from other souht Indian weddings. The Nairs of
Kerala are only the matrilineal community in the country. Ceremonies include
announcement of engagement and exchange of rings, prenuptial blessings of
bride, the bride and groom are blessed by elders. The wedding ceremony is a
close affair, groom come to bride house with a procession but with less
fanfare compare to other Indian wedding.
Customs And Rituals
In India marriages are complex and grand event with so many customs and
rituals. Long before the actual marriage ceremony almost in all the religion
customs and rituals play an important part in Indian wedding. The
announcement the date of marriage is an important custom followed by mangni
or engagement function. In India marriage is not only the binding between
bride and groom but also it associates two separate families. Songs, dances,
little mischiefs and family union is all about Indian marriages. Its just
not an event of bride or groom but its like a festival where every single
member actively participate in that. Although inflow of foreign culture
affect some of Indian tradition but the root is still strong. Indian
geographical variation have an effect on their marriage customs and rituals.
Every zones have a separate method of celebrating marriage ceremony. The
religious customs and rituals are same but the method is different. For
example, Marwari marriages in Rajasthan are grand affair and lasted for at
least 10 weeks whereas in Bengal wedding affair is less illustrious. Most of
the north Indian marriages, procession of groom come with much pomp and
gaudery but in south India that is not the man event and they mainly stress
on traditional customs and complicated rituals.
Wedding Destinations In India
Royal Wedding In Rajasthan
Imagine wedding in some of the
magnificent palace in Rajasthan with grandiose ambiance, desert theme
parties, and wedding in the middle of the lake. Rajasthan is one of the most
favorite wedding destination because of its royal charm and rough beauty.
Apart from wedding Rajasthan is an excellent place to visit and to enjoy the
traditional beauty of the land of Maharajas.
Beach Wedding In Goa
- The Goa
the seducing beaches, laid back lifestyle, food and obviously fun. There is
nothing better venue to bind yourself with your life partner where married
at exclusive and private resorts are booked for marriage with some excellent
music and dance parties.
Wedding in Himalayas
- One cannot escape from the charm of Himalayas
and who doesnt want to be arrested on the mystic valleys of
. Enjoy the beautiful valley of
Himalayas, tranquility and scenic beauty. In addition to wedding the place
is perfect for picnic, adventure activities, and unadulterated fun.
Wedding In Kerala
- Some call it paradise, some says natures
bliss. Undoubtedly Kerala is most coveted destinations for Wedding.
massage and serene beaches, Kerala has all.
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