Accompanied by appropriate prayers by the pujari water is poured over their joined hands as they promise to live always in love. Not really- but I did collaborate and work with my wedding coordinator to get the best deals and incorporate a lot of the ideas in my head! The couple is considered to be officially engaged and they are made to sit together and showered with gifts called shagun or sagan. They all sing traditional wedding songs to the bride. This is a predominantly North Indian practice as well, especially among Punjabis and Gujaratis, but has been widely adopted by other cultures as well. They are also fed laddu. We both met while we were in school.
The dupatta or the head scarf is placed on the head of the bride and her face is covered using it as a veil. There is a dazzling array of colors on display, beautiful ladies decked up in designer lehenga-cholis and heavily embroidered sarees and handsome gentlemen in sherwanis and expensive branded suits. About Brought up from the cultural capital of India, Kolkata, Swairik Das is a passionate traveller who seeks to travel and explore the length and breadth of the country. This can be hilarious for all the guest who are not playing if a husband calls out to the wrong women. They are given special hospitality. Have your compere announce quiz questions first for the women and then the men about their partners.
The sangeet and other supplementary rasams can be light and informal. Eager to enter her new home, the bride obliges and bows to the hooded figure, only to reveal it to be a pile of old footwear cleverly cover with a cloth. Shehnai is considered auspicios at weddings by hindus. Whereas a variety of hair dos can be done for the wedding with or without the ghoongat. He sprinkles some water first on his feet, then his body and eventually drinks the rest. The groom is specially welcomed by the mother of the bride in a traditional Indian welcome which includes aarti, that is worshiping him with a lighted lamp and is led inside.
What can be more romantic than tying the knot with the shimmering sun as a witness? Nothing makes a wedding feel as festive than the singing of classic wedding folk songs and the sound of the dholak. It is experiencing the life in a different world for a couple of days. The ceremony is conducted by the Maulvi priest. The earrings and the neck piece need to compliment each other; you can wear heavy chandeliers and a matching neck piece. New school: Sitting at home and not leaving the house before your wedding is not only impossible, but also, who actually wants to that lol?! They often give return gifts to their sister.
Thank god we are Indian and have to wear Red on the wedding. Lately, we have witnessed some trolling done by celebrities on the internet. An aarti is done and puja is performed. As the wedding day approaches, there are a few rituals that are observed like Ganesh Puja, Mehendi, Sangeet and Haldi. Enough of my jibber jabber, you want to hear the scoop from Farha. Usually the Bride wears a yellow dress for the rasam; a sari is usually not advised for the Haldi rasam. But nowadays, Roka and Thaka are not organized separately.
Each community has their own spin on the basic Hindu wedding ceremony based on geographical location and cultural influences. And Farha's stunning makeup and mehndi, oh my! Make sure you get the fittings for your wedding attire done a week before the wedding. I also thought that I would write in a series of articles dedicated to the bridal wear, for every religion in detail. Next day is walima where a party is given to everyone. The order changes in the last phera and the groom goes in the front. This paste acts like a scrub or cleansing agent and gives a shine to the face and hands of the bride. So in a way, there is a never-ending tradition of gifts exchange.
It is a ceremony of exuberance and the aim is to try and entertain each other as well as break the ice with the bride. Be welcoming and respectful to all guests and visitors. Now a days, Brides like their mehendi right from their arm on the hand and from the knees on the legs. A brief puja is done to it and then worn by the bride. After the wedding, when the groom comes down, he finds his shoes missing.
But before stepping on the rostrum, he has to take off his shoes. The sisters and friends of the bride tie umbrella shaped figures called kalide to the chooda of the bride. The moment you set your foot inside the venue, you would be greeted with warm and friendly welcome, sweet sounds of laughter and also gossip ahem! Traditional Rajasthani wedding dish is rich and cooked in pure ghee and includes papar,dal batti and gate ki sabji. The bride then moves to the left of the groom and he puts vermilion on her head in the parting of her hair. And naturally, the rituals take some time to complete.