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Nothing Like A Punjabi Wedding!

24 Jan

The Punjabis, known for their laughter, liveliness and of course, the bhangra, know how to pull every stop when it comes to celebrating. And what can be a better occasion to celebrate than a family wedding? Traditional Punjabi marriage is splendid occasion of celebration with of plentiful fun & frolic and several interesting rituals.

Rituals At The Bride’s Home-

  • Chuda
    Chuda refers to a set of red and cream ivory bangles. A havan is conducted by the pandit to commemorate this ritual. People touch the chuda, worn by the girl, and give their warmest wishes to her.
  • Vatna
    Vatna involves applying the paste made from turmeric powder and mustard oil. Vatna is applied all over the girl’s body by her friends and relatives. This is done to make the girl look beautiful on her wedding day.

Rituals At The Groom’s Home-

  • Sehrabandi
    After the groom gets dressed up in his wedding clothes, a pooja is performed. Thereafter, the groom’s father ties the “sehra” on the groom’s head.
  • Ghodi Chadna
    The groom’s sister-in-law lines the eyes of the boy with surma. Thereafter, the groom’s sisters feed and decorate his mare. The boy finally climbs the horse and leaves his home for the wedding venue.

Rituals At The Marriage Venue

  • Varmala
    Varmala begins the marriage rituals and involves the exchange of garlands between the bride and groom. During this time, the bride’s sisters, in fun and frolic, steal the groom’s shoes. It is a fun tradition, in which the girls charge an amount of money in return for the shoes.
  • Phere
    The bride and groom take seven rounds around the sacred fire, while the pandit recites the religious mantras. The couple promises to be committed with each other on the name of god.

Like any other Indian wedding ceremony, Punjabi wedding is also ritualistic. Punjabi weddings are full of grandeur and are celebrated with great pomp and show from the start to the end.

The Joyful Ritual Of Sangeet

17 Jan

Any celebration is incomplete without dancing and singing. In Indian wedding ceremonies as well, dancing and singing from a part of the entire celebration and rituals. No matter in which region or culture the wedding takes place, there has to be some dancing before the auspicious wedding night.

Beats Of The Sangeet Ceremony
In India, especially in northern parts, Sangeet ceremony forms a formal part of the traditional wedding. On the day of Sangeet, the family members from both sides meet each other, and sing and dance. Generally, they dance on the beats of dholak. Many a times, it becomes a ladies-only affair where men are strictly not allowed while young and elderly women have all the fun!

An Ice-Breaking Occasion
It allows both the families to know one another. It performs the much needed job of breaking the ice between the two families, who are anxious about how the other side will react on their preparation. While dancing and singing together, many light jokes are shared which make the atmosphere lively. Arrangements of light snacks and drinks is also done.

Though it is mostly a ritual of the north Indian weddings but the popularity of the Sangeet Ceremony has spread over different regions of India, be it east, west or even south. It has become popular because the merriment and joyful ribbing makes for an unforgettable experience. Indian movies also include this ceremony as a much demanded part of the wedding ceremony shown. With theme, it also has been modernized. Now, Sangeet ceremonies are arranged with hi-fi music systems and according to specific themes where people dress according to the theme.

It is a ceremony where people of all age can enjoy together, so, with time it is obvious that the Sangeet ceremony will cross all boundaries and will unite people into an auspicious thread of joy and celebration.

The Beautiful Wedding Of Kashmiris..

20 Dec

The fact that the people of Kashmir add to the picturesque and natural beauty that surrounds them is well-known and whole-heartedly accepted all across the globe. What is little known about the region of Kashmir is the fact that the Weddings that take place in the area are as magnificent and exquisite. The Kashmiri Wedding represents the rich culture and vibrant aura of the Kashmiris in the true sense.

Scene At The Groom’s Place Before The Wedding:
Groom’s paternal uncle helps him tie the turban, which is known as Gordastar. Then using a Gold thread, Peacock feather is tied to the turban. Then before leaving from the house, the Groom is asked to stand on the Vyog. Vyog is a beautiful design made from colors and rice flour. The Groom is then asked to eat nabad. Then a Conch Shell is blown to declare that the procession is ready to leave. Two rice pots in which some money is kept are distributed among the poor.

Welcoming the Guests:
A Conch Shell is blown when the Groom and his family and friends reach the wedding venue. The maternal uncle of the bride takes bride and groom to the vyog. After the eldest lady of the bride’s family gives nabad to the bride and the groom and two rice pots are given to the poor, the Dwar Puja is performed by the purohit.

Wedding Rituals:
The Wedding Rituals of a Kashmiri Wedding are quite interesting. The purohit conducts the ceremony in front of the holy fire. The ritual called Aathwas is then conducted. For this, the bride and the groom are asked to cross arms and hold each other’s hands. Then with a cloth, their hands are covered. It is believed according to the Kashmiri Folklore that the one who takes out the wedding ring first will rule the married life. After this ritual, a golden thread is tied on the foreheads of the bride and the groom and they are asked to keep their right foot on a grinding stone, which is known as Kajwat. Thereafter, the couple begins the pheras by stepping on seven one rupee coins for the first phera. After seven pheras, the couple feed each other some rice. The couple is then taken to be wedded life partners.

This sacred Kashmiri Wedding, not only brings the lovely couple closer but it also gives the friends and relatives a reason to get together and celebrate.

Unique Parsi Wedding Ceremony!

29 Nov

A Parsi wedding is full of fun-filled customs that one enjoys while observing. The rituals are primarily divided into pre wedding, wedding and post wedding basis.

Rituals of Pre-wedding phase:
Some time before the marriage, the bride and groom go through the Nahan ritual. This is done so that the bride and the groom are physically as well as mentally purified before starting a brand new phase in their life. The Tradition says that after this, the bride and groom cannot touch any third person who is neither a part of their family nor belongs to their caste.

Parsi lagan usually takes place either at a Baug or at an Agiary – the Fire Temple. The Zoroastrians consider the period immediately after sunset or very early in the mornings auspicious for marriage. Most weddings generally take place at about 6.40 p.m. A chalk or rangoli pattern adorns every staircase and doorway on the day of the Parsi lagan. Even the gates of the wedding venue or baug are decorated with large colorful designs.

Rituals on the wedding day:

Achumichu: At the wedding venue, the bride’s mother performs this ritual. She takes a tray with a raw egg, supari, rice, coconut, dates and water. The coconut is taken by her and circled around the groom’s head for seven times and then broken on the floor to his right side. The bride then steps onto the stage for her future mother-in-law to perform the same.

Ara Antar: The couple sits facing each other separated by a cloth and given rice. The priest circles the couple seven times and the couple showers the rice at the end of the rounds.

Chero Bandhvanu: With seven strings binding the couple, the marriage prayers start. Rice and rose petals are showered, rings exchanged and fire from the agiary is brought for paying respect.

Haath Borvanu: This is the custom of extracting money from the groom by his new sister-in-law and he is made to keep his hands in water till he pays up. In pag dhovanu, the sister-in-law threatens to pour milk on his shoes to get money and in Chero Chorvanu, she unties the strings binding the couple, again on the promise of getting payment. Later, the couple visits the fire temple for blessings.

Rituals in Post-wedding phase:
The bash is celebrated in a big way with freely-flowing drinks, food and music. Traditional four-course meals include delicious Parsi bhonu like sarya (crisps), achaar – rotli (pickle and rotis), patra ni macchi (steamed fish), salli margi (chicken with potato crisps), lagan nu custard, pulao-dal and ice cream.

The wedding day finally ends with the couple being escorted home by the bride’s family and the achumichu being performed once again by the groom’s mother for the newlywed couple in togetherness.

Oriya Wedding Rituals

8 Nov

A typical Oriya Wedding reflects the simplicity and beauty of the lifestyle of people residing in Orissa. An Oriya Wedding resembles common Hindu ceremonies, yet is different in many aspects. The most astonishing fact about Oriya Wedding is that the groom’s mother doesn’t take part in the ceremonies and rituals of the wedding. The Oriya Wedding has many interesting rituals that make it special like:

Jayee Anukolo ceremony:
As a part of pre-wedding preparations, the rituals begin with this ceremony wherein invitation cards are distributed to the guests.

Mangan Tradition:
Like a typical Hindu marriage, this ritual follows the application of turmeric on the groom’s body which is followed by a holy bath.

Diya Mangula Puja:
In this ceremony, the bride worships at Devi’s temple and offers bride’s bangles, sari, toe rings and sindoor. The ritual is later followed by Barajatri, when the groom arrives at the wedding venue with the procession.

Similarities With Hindu customs:

  • The Oriya Wedding takes place in a mandap where the father of the bride performs kanyadaan. Here, he gives the responsibilities of his daughter to the groom and asks the groom to take care of her.
  • Next is the Haatha Ghanti custom, where the couple takes seven rounds, around the holy fire which concludes their wedding.
  • After the wedding is over, the newly wed then head off for the groom’s house.
  • Known as the Grihapravesh, the couple then enters the groom’s house wherein the bride is given a warm welcome by the groom’s family.
  • The newly weds are then supposed to visit the bride’s home on the 8th day as a part of Astha Mangala custom. The couple is here given a warm welcome by the bride’s family.

The revelry, food and music of an Oriya Wedding set it apart from the other Hindu Wedding Ceremonies and are a true reflection of the culture of the state.

The Joyous Occasion Of Sangeet Ceremony In Pre-Wedding Rituals

28 Dec

Indian marriages are well-known for their magnificent and vibrant celebrations. Though an Indian wedding is characterized by solemn rituals and serious customs, but at the same time the weddings also have the scope for fun filled and happy moments. So, inspite of the serious note associated with Indian marriages, the factors of entertainment and fun are inseparable parts of it. This makes up for the emotional aspect of the wedding, thus making such an auspicious and sober occasion light-hearted and amusing.

Pre-Wedding Rituals
In Indian weddings, the scope for amusement and fun starts with the very day of the pre-wedding rituals. Such celebrations range from Haldi, Mehendi, to Sangeet, which are some of the most enjoyable moments in a wedding. Amongst these, special mention may be made of the Sangeet party, which is the most entertaining of all.

The Sangeet Ceremony
Popularly known as ‘Gaun’, the Sangeet ceremony intensifies the anticipation of the wedding festivities. During earlier times, the custom of ‘gaun’ lasted for ten days. But in the recent times, as people lack extended holidays due to demanding work schedules, the custom has been reduced to a one night function.

At this function when conducted at the bride’s home, female friends and relatives play the dholki and sing the traditional folk song called Suhaag. These songs are structured on a funny note and elucidate about the in-laws, the would-be husband, the secret of a successful marriage and also about the bride leaving her parents’ home. Along similar lines, the womenfolk at the groom’s home sing songs called Ghoriya. Previously the tradition existed such that only the women can participate in this ceremony but nowadays the concept has changed. Today, both men and women participate and celebrate this occasion.

In most weddings, the Sangeet party is celebrated on a grand scale and turns out to be an elaborate affair. But, in certain cases, it is also observed along with the Mehendi function in order to save time. In fact, people are generally in favor of combining the both to make it a big joint affair which calls for more fun and excitement. Moreover, as a joint affair before the marriage ceremony, it serves as a common platform for developing a familiarity between both the families of the bride and the groom.

The Sangeet function is a significant pre-wedding function of most North Indian weddings. But it is the most popular trend among Gujaratis and Punjabis. Among the Gujaratis, the Sangeet party mainly revolves around the traditional dances of Garba and Dandia Raas, which is dancing with sticks. Among the Punjabis, the Giddha and Bhangra are the prevalent dance forms for the Sangeet night ceremony.

We hope that you must have, by now garnered how wholeheartedly Sangeet Function is celebrated in Indian weddings.

Rituals Of A Colorful Punjabi Wedding

10 Dec

India is a country of diverse culture, religions and languages. Every religion has different traditions and culture. All cultures treat marriage as the union of two souls. Marriage is considered the most important even in a person’s life. All cultures and religions follow different marriage rituals. Have you ever wondered what ceremonies the Punjabis perform before and after a wedding? Punjabis are large hearted people who love big family gatherings and lavish weddings. Everything associated with them has to be lavish and extravagant. Let us go through the ceremonies of a colorful Punjabi wedding.

Bride Rituals

Chuda
Though there are many other cultures that follow the Chuda ceremony but it has originated from the Punjabis. Chuda is a set of red and cream ivory bangles that are touched by all the relatives and they give their blessings to the girl for a happy married life. The Chuda ceremony involves a havan or puja by a Pandit who ties a mauli on the wrist of the bride-to-be. The oldest maternal uncle and aunt are responsible for bringing the Chuda and they fast till the entire event is completed. Afterwards, the girl’s friends and family members tie kaliras to a bangle worn by the girl.

Vatna
After the Chuda Ceremony comes the Vatna. In this ceremony, the girl sits facing four lamps that are constantly filled with oil. This is done to reflect the glow of the oil lamps to the girl’s face. Afterwards, a paste of turmeric powder is applied on to the girl’s face, arms and legs.

Ghara Ghardoli
In the Ghada Ghardoli ceremony, the girl’s siblings or their spouse has to visit a temple and fill a pitcher with holy water with which the girl is then bathed.
The Vatna and Ghara Ghardoli ceremony is also performed at the Groom’s house, where the pitcher is filled by the boy’s sister-in-law. The groom’s wedding attire is presented by his maternal uncles.

Groom Rituals

Sehrabandi
After the Vatna and the Ghara Ghardoli, the boy is dressed in his wedding attire and the sehra is tied to his head, either by his father or some other elderly relative. The boy is presented with gifts and blessings by friends and family members.

Ghodi Chadna
The final pre-wedding ceremony is the Ghodi Chadna. The groom’s sister-in-law lines the boy’s eyes with surma and then he climbs on to the mare. Relatives then perform the ritual of Varna by using cash to ward off the evil eye from the boy.

Marriage Venue Rituals

Milni
When the boy’s barat reaches the wedding venue, the relatives of the girl welcome the boy’s relatives with gifts of clothes and cash and garlands.

Varmala
The boy and the girl exchange Varmalas, which are basically garlands made of flowers. The friends and family then presents the bride and groom with gifts. Afterwards, the boy is asked to sit on the mandap and along with the pandit he chants various mantras. The sisters and cousins of the girl steal the boys’ shoes and return it in exchange for a fee.

Phera Ceremony
The Phera ceremony involves four rituals- the Kanyadan, the Pheras, Sindoor Ritual and the Mangalsutra Rasam. In Kanyadan, the father of the bride gives his daughter’s hand to the groom. Certain mantras are chanted by the pandit. Then the Pheras take place where the boy and girl circle around the sacred fire. The boy then applies the Sindoor to the girl’s head and ties a necklace to the girl’s neck.

Next time you go to a Punjabi wedding, you know what all ceremonies the boy and the girl have followed before the actual wedding takes place. It seems difficult to sit through all the ceremonies but as Punjabis like everything lavish, their ceremonies will not stay far behind.

India is a country of diverse culture, religions and languages. Every religion has different traditions and culture. All cultures treat marriage as the union of two souls. Marriage is considered the most important even in a person’s life. All cultures and religions follow different marriage rituals. Have you ever wondered what ceremonies the Punjabis perform before and after a wedding? Punjabis are large hearted people who love big family gatherings and lavish weddings. Everything associated with them has to be lavish and extravagant. Let us go through the ceremonies of a colorful Punjabi wedding.
Bride Rituals
Chuda
Though there are many other cultures that follow the Chuda ceremony but it has originated from the Punjabis. Chuda is a set of red and cream ivory bangles that are touched by all the relatives and they give their blessings to the girl for a happy married life. The Chuda ceremony involves a havan or puja by a Pandit who ties a mauli on the wrist of the bride-to-be. The oldest maternal uncle and aunt are responsible for bringing the Chuda and they fast till the entire event is completed. Afterwards, the girl’s friends and family members tie kaliras to a bangle worn by the girl.
Vatna
After the Chuda Ceremony comes the Vatna. In this ceremony, the girl sits facing four lamps that are constantly filled with oil. This is done to reflect the glow of the oil lamps to the girl’s face. Afterwards, a paste of turmeric powder is applied on to the girl’s face, arms and legs.
Ghara Ghardoli
In the Ghada Ghardoli ceremony, the girl’s siblings or their spouse has to visit a temple and fill a pitcher with holy water with which the girl is then bathed.
The Vatna and Ghara Ghardoli ceremony is also performed at the Groom’s house, where the pitcher is filled by the boy’s sister-in-law. The groom’s wedding attire is presented by his maternal uncles.
Groom Rituals
Sehrabandi
After the Vatna and the Ghara Ghardoli, the boy is dressed in his wedding attire and the sehra is tied to his head, either by his father or some other elderly relative. The boy is presented with gifts and blessings by friends and family members.
Ghodi Chadna
The final pre-wedding ceremony is the Ghodi Chadna. The groom’s sister-in-law lines the boy’s eyes with surma and then he climbs on to the mare. Relatives then perform the ritual of Varna by using cash to ward off the evil eye from the boy.
Marriage Venue Rituals
Milni
When the boy’s barat reaches the wedding venue, the relatives of the girl welcome the boy’s relatives with gifts of clothes and cash and garlands.
Varmala
The boy and the girl exchange Varmalas, which are basically garlands made of flowers. The friends and family then presents the bride and groom with gifts. Afterwards, the boy is asked to sit on the mandap and along with the pandit he chants various mantras. The sisters and cousins of the girl steal the boys’ shoes and return it in exchange for a fee.
Phera Ceremony
The Phera ceremony involves four rituals- the Kanyadan, the Pheras, Sindoor Ritual and the Mangalsutra Rasam. In Kanyadan, the father of the bride gives his daughter’s hand to the groom. Certain mantras are chanted by the pandit. Then the Pheras take place where the boy and girl circle around the sacred fire. The boy then applies the Sindoor to the girl’s head and ties a necklace to the girl’s neck.
Next time you go to a Punjabi wedding, you know what all ceremonies the boy and the girl have followed before the actual wedding takes place. It seems difficult to sit through all the ceremonies but as Punjabis like everything lavish, their ceremonies will not stay far behind.India is a country of diverse culture, religions and languages. Every religion has different traditions and culture. All cultures treat marriage as the union of two souls. Marriage is considered the most important even in a person’s life. All cultures and religions follow different marriage rituals. Have you ever wondered what ceremonies the Punjabis perform before and after a wedding? Punjabis are large hearted people who love big family gatherings and lavish weddings. Everything associated with them has to be lavish and extravagant. Let us go through the ceremonies of a colorful Punjabi wedding.
Bride Rituals
Chuda
Though there are many other cultures that follow the Chuda ceremony but it has originated from the Punjabis. Chuda is a set of red and cream ivory bangles that are touched by all the relatives and they give their blessings to the girl for a happy married life. The Chuda ceremony involves a havan or puja by a Pandit who ties a mauli on the wrist of the bride-to-be. The oldest maternal uncle and aunt are responsible for bringing the Chuda and they fast till the entire event is completed. Afterwards, the girl’s friends and family members tie kaliras to a bangle worn by the girl.
Vatna
After the Chuda Ceremony comes the Vatna. In this ceremony, the girl sits facing four lamps that are constantly filled with oil. This is done to reflect the glow of the oil lamps to the girl’s face. Afterwards, a paste of turmeric powder is applied on to the girl’s face, arms and legs.
Ghara Ghardoli
In the Ghada Ghardoli ceremony, the girl’s siblings or their spouse has to visit a temple and fill a pitcher with holy water with which the girl is then bathed.
The Vatna and Ghara Ghardoli ceremony is also performed at the Groom’s house, where the pitcher is filled by the boy’s sister-in-law. The groom’s wedding attire is presented by his maternal uncles.
Groom Rituals
Sehrabandi
After the Vatna and the Ghara Ghardoli, the boy is dressed in his wedding attire and the sehra is tied to his head, either by his father or some other elderly relative. The boy is presented with gifts and blessings by friends and family members.
Ghodi Chadna
The final pre-wedding ceremony is the Ghodi Chadna. The groom’s sister-in-law lines the boy’s eyes with surma and then he climbs on to the mare. Relatives then perform the ritual of Varna by using cash to ward off the evil eye from the boy.
Marriage Venue Rituals
Milni
When the boy’s barat reaches the wedding venue, the relatives of the girl welcome the boy’s relatives with gifts of clothes and cash and garlands.
Varmala
The boy and the girl exchange Varmalas, which are basically garlands made of flowers. The friends and family then presents the bride and groom with gifts. Afterwards, the boy is asked to sit on the mandap and along with the pandit he chants various mantras. The sisters and cousins of the girl steal the boys’ shoes and return it in exchange for a fee.
Phera Ceremony
The Phera ceremony involves four rituals- the Kanyadan, the Pheras, Sindoor Ritual and the Mangalsutra Rasam. In Kanyadan, the father of the bride gives his daughter’s hand to the groom. Certain mantras are chanted by the pandit. Then the Pheras take place where the boy and girl circle around the sacred fire. The boy then applies the Sindoor to the girl’s head and ties a necklace to the girl’s neck.
Next time you go to a Punjabi wedding, you know what all ceremonies the boy and the girl have followed before the actual wedding takes place. It seems difficult to sit through all the ceremonies but as Punjabis like everything lavish, their ceremonies will not stay far behind.

Rituals Followed In a Punjabi Wedding

14 Sep

Although the marriage has same meaning for all the tribes, communities, castes and creeds but the rituals followed by all are very different from each other. While the concept of marriage remains the same across the globe, the way of celebrating the unity of two souls differs with respect to location, caste, religion etc.

Punjab is a land that is well-known for its rich culture in all the forms, be it Punjabi cuisine, Punjabi dance, poetry or a luxurious Punjabi wedding. Punjabi wedding traditions are conducted in such a way that it strongly portrays the Punjabi culture. A Punjabi wedding while upholding the richness of its culture and traditions also heightens the frolic of wedding occasion.

It gives a chance to all the relatives of bride and groom to get lost in the hues of happiness and step in the door of a dream world, where all people are dressed in bright clothes, enjoying mouth watery cuisines and shaking a leg on the drumbeats at a beautifully decorated venue. The time of Punjabi wedding is the time of spreading love, happiness and laughter all around. Apart from all this, the actual charm of a Punjabi wedding lies in the elaborated customs of Punjabi culture.

Following are the customs celebrated during a Punjabi wedding-

  • Roka- A formal beginning of a relationship with a commitment between two families.
  • Shagan- offering of gifts and sweets by bride’s family to the groom’s family.
  • Chunni Chadava- Where presents like red saree and others are given to the bride by groom’s family as a token of love.
  • Sangeet Ceremony- Performance of folk dances along with singing of traditional songs at both bride’s as well as groom’s place.
  • Mehndi- Applying of henna on bride’s hands and foot with husband’s name on it.
  • Chuda- Red and cream ivory bangles are worn by the bride, which is first rotated among all the relatives to seek their blessings.
  • Sehrabandi- The groom is tied a turban with other accessories on it, and then he is offered gifts representing good luck and love.
  • Ghodi Chadna- . The Groom climbs the mare with blessings and leaves for the wedding venue.
  • Varmala- Exchanging of wedding garlands among bride and groom.
  • Saat Phere- With the priest chanting mantras, the couple ties the knot of marriage taking seven rounds around the holy fire.

There are many other rituals as well, which too are an indispensable part of a Punjabi wedding such as Vatna, Ghara Ghardoli, Milni, Jaago etc. All these ceremonies reflect some or the other value and is solely practiced for the welfare of the couple. Thus, Punjabi wedding is a combination of lively and joyful occasions with mixed and deep feelings.

Marriage Rituals Followed by Sindhi’s

10 Sep

If you are an Indian, living in any part of the world, you must be aware of the set of rituals that are followed during a marriage. Be it any religion or caste, marriage rituals are strictly followed. ‘MARRIAGE’ this very term, for Indians, upholds a lot of value and sanctity. This holy union is not merely considered a bond between two individuals but a union of souls as well as binding together of two families.

These traditional marriage rituals have been practiced by Indians since ages and are still an important part of life. Youngsters mostly oppose these and tend not to follow them. But one should know that each of the rituals carry some meaning. Here, in this write-up we will offer you some important information regarding the Sindhi marriage rituals.

Sindhis and their marriages:

Sindhi is one of the Hindu castes that belong to the Sapt Sindu region. Sindhi people do not follow the Hindu rituals stringently rather their marriages are Vedic based. Sufism & Hinduism together constitute the Sindhi wedding rituals. Like any other marriage, Sindhi marriages are equally grand and are celebrated with full pomp and show.

Certain facts regarding Sindhi marriages:

Mehraj: The priest who is responsible for matchmaking. He is the one who performs Guryanni and carries the horoscopes of the prospective brides and grooms within the community.

Marriage day: Sindhi marriages are mostly solemnized on the auspicious days like new moon day, Satyanarayan Chandsi, etc.

Wedding rituals:

Sindhi weddings, like all Hindu weddings are divided into various ceremonies:

Pre-wedding – Janya, Kachchi Misri, Pakki Misri, Berana satsang, Mehendi, Santh, Saagri tradition and Ghari Puja. All these are celebrated in full vigor by the relatives of both the bride and the groom. Songs are sung and dances are performed by the members of the family in order to exhibit their happiness.

Wedding - Thread Ceremony, Swagatam Custom, Hathialo tradition and then the Kanya Daan. These are the most important ceremonies as they connect the two individuals as well as their families in a strong bond.

Post-wedding – Vidai, Datar, Chanar/Dev Uthana and Sataurah. These ceremonies are the most sentimental ones and mark the end of all the celebration as well as a new beginning for the couple.

All these ceremonies translate some or the other emotion and bind the girl and boy into bonds of strength, love, trust and responsibility. Strictly abiding by these rituals, the couple ties the knot and begins a blissful married life. Sindhi community believes in all the traditions as they understand their importance.  So, by now, you must have understood how important is to know about your culture in order to follow and respect its values and rituals.

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