Indian Wedding rituals
India has many languages which are spoken by the people here. Hindi being the mother tongue, there are many regional languages as well which co-exist here .All these languages have many cultures which have different rituals being followed. In all forms we see unity in diversity in our country. Indian wedding rituals permeate with a sense of commitment which enables couples to be there with one another in all good and bad times .In Indian wedding rituals during phera ceremony, the couples take seven vachan. Indian couples take wedding a commitment of lifetime togetherness, in all good and bad times.
The first ritual in Indian wedding is ganapati nimantrana, in North India which is also called Telbaan sthapana.
In Indian wedding Haldi ceremony is considered very important. Groom applies haldi before baraat procession and the bride apply haldi in the morning hours of the wedding day. Haldi is considered auspicious tradition wise, and medicinally also it helps your skin to shine. It is a perfect day for the couples tying the knot to apply mehendi and look extraordinary beautiful. Maayara is another important ritual in an Indian wedding. In Maayara bride’s maternal side of the family gives gifts to the bride and her mother.
Mehendi ceremony is another pre wedding event which is usually celebrated in the day time in Indian weddings. In Mehendi ceremony all the ladies of the bride side apply mehendi on their hands. Banna Banni folk singers also perform in a usual North Indian wedding. Sangeet is another pre-wedding event. In earlier times typically sangeet was get together of all the women of the family who used to sing traditional songs on dholki. The modern form of sangeet has retained all the fun elements with the addition of sound, lights, led screens, choreography, theme based decor and many more things. Sangeet today is grand and great time to look forward to by all the guests.
So the Indian wedding rituals are celebration of life for the couple, their families and all the guests. Planned in a coordinated manner an Indian wedding is celebration of the lifetime.