Baraats are synonymous with fun, and a Baraat band in Rajasthan takes the celebration to a whole new level.
In an Indian wedding, the Baraat is a joyous procession that proceeds to bring the bride for the wedding ceremonies. The grandeur and joy of the Baraat directly contribute to the overall happiness of the wedding celebration. Indian weddings are incomplete without lively Baraat processions. Baraat bands add the perfect touch of music and entertainment to the festivities.
Here’s a guide on making your Baraat exceptional-
Understanding the Basics of a Baraat Band: For those unfamiliar with what makes a Baraat band an integral part of wedding celebrations, let’s delve into the basics. The Baraat is a procession featuring friends and family from the groom’s side. They are accompanied by musical instruments, songs, dance, and, of course, the groom. The look and feel of the Baraat, whether grand, royal, or simple, are influenced by the couple’s preferences and budget considerations.
Evolution of Baraat Bands: Traditionally, Baraat bands featured a large trolley with loudspeakers, a male singer belting out popular songs, as well as a group of instrumentalists playing coordinated tunes. Modern Baraat bands also embrace thematic elements and new trends. For example, a recent trend is the introduction of Pipe bands, where members play bagpipe instruments.
Understanding Baraatis: For those unfamiliar with the term, baraatis are guests from the groom’s side who actively participate in the Baraat procession.
Unique Baraat Themes in Rajasthan: In Rajasthan, the most cherished Baraat theme is the royal Rajasthani procession. Baraatis, adorned in Rajasthani saafas, dance to the tunes of traditional melodies. The groom typically rides a mare, elephant, or a buggy, reminiscent of the bygone era when these modes of transport were used by princes.
The Grand Finale: The Baraat procession, filled with dance and merriment, reaches the wedding venue. The bride’s parents, family, and friends extend a warm welcome, often accompanied by a shower of rose petals. The Baraat concludes with the traditional “toran maarna” ceremony, where the groom touches the Lord Ganesha idol with his sword before taking his place on the stage with the bride.
Author – Rishi Singh
Splash Events, Wedding Planners in Jaipur
Date Published: 26th June, 2017