Sangeet ceremony

Sangeet, is a celebration of coming together of the two families in the union of their children. The ceremony offers respite from all the hectic seriousness of the wedding preparations.There would be dancing as well, with the women of the household dancing away along with the bride participating with gusto.

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Mehendhi function

Mehndi is yet another traditional yet exciting pre wedding ceremony. In Indian weddings, a lot of emphasis is given on customs and rituals and the same is reflected in the Mehndi ceremony before marriage. Mehendi ceremony has become such an integral part of the wedding ceremony that it cannot be imagined without it. Furthermore, Mehndi […]

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Wedding rituals

Jaimala – The bride is then brought to the wedding mandap. Her face remains covered. The bride takes her place at the mandap and a cloth curtain is placed between the bride and groom preventing them from seeing each other. The priest chants the opening mantras of the wedding rituals and the curtain is gradually removed […]

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Kaashi Yaatre

Kaashi Yaatre – This is a really fun-filled ritual when the groom pretends to get angry that no one is searching for a suitable bride for him. He threatens his family that he will set out for a pilgrimage to Kashi carrying a walking stick, a dhoti, an umbrella, a fan, and edibles like a coconut […]

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Marriages are made in heaven..!!

Dhareherdu – This Kannada custom is akin to the Kanyadaan ceremony in Hindu weddings, but has been modified to become unique for the community. The bride’s right hand is placed on the groom’s right hand and a coconut along with a betel leaf is placed on top of the joined hands. The bride’s parents shower their […]

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Saptapadi (English: seven steps, saptapadī) is the most important rite (Sanskrit: rītī) of a Hindu marriage ceremony. The word, Saptapadi means “Seven steps”. After tying the Mangalsutra, the newlywed couple take seven steps around the holy fire, that is called Saptapadi. After the seventh step, the couple legally become husband and wife .

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