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Indian Traditional Marriage
Indian weddings square measure historically multi-day affairs, and involve several convoluted
ceremonies, like the painting of the hands and feet of the bride known as a mehndi. Garlands
square measure bestowed to guests of Honor rather than corsages, and much of flower or rose
petals square measure thrown permanently luck. the marriage is often divided into 3 parts: pre-
wedding, main, and post-wedding. The pre-wedding includes all the preparations and a
celebration the night before wherever either side of the family will meet one another and
dance and celebrate. A Pundit, UN agency has elect the day of the marriage supported the
bride and groom’s horoscopes, conducts a prayer with members of the family to supply the
couple with a gaily married life. the marriage altar (mandap) is constructed the day of and
therefore the groom is welcome by his future mother in law wherever his feet square measure
then washed and he's offered milk and honey. His sister in law can decide to steal his shoes and
if she succeeds, the groom should pay her to urge them back. associate Indian groom generally
wears a turban with a veil of flowers to shield him from evil spirits.
The parents provide the bride away, however they are doing not eat before the marriage to
stay pure for the occasion. The bride’s frock is tied to the groom’s scarf to symbolize the union
of the souls. throughout an identical ceremony, a twine is tied round the couple’s necks to
shield them from evil and that they square measure generally tied by elders of the bride and
groom. In Indian weddings, the Mangal Sanskrit literature is tied round the bride’s neck rather
than exchanging rings. The mangal Sanskrit literature could be a twine with 2 gold pendants
and is tied in 3 knots by the groom to symbolize the bonding of the 2 souls for one hundred
years. This jewelry lets others grasp that the bride is married. One fun ceremony is termed
mangal pheras. this can be once the bride and groom circle the sacred fireplace fourfold to
represent Dharma, artha, kama, and moksha and that they run to their seatswhoever gets
there initial can rule the house.
In Saptapadi, the groom helps the bride bit seven pepper vine nutes along with her right toe
whereas they recite seven vows. Finally, seven married ladies from the bride’s facet go the
couple and whisper blessings within the bride’s right ear. when the marriage, the bride is
dispensed by her brothers. The bride then leaves for the groom’s home wherever her relative-
in-law has placed a vessel full of rice at the doorway of the house. The bride is meant to spill
the rice by touching it along with her right foot to indicate wealth which the bride accepts her
new responsibilities.
Another fun game for the newlyweds is termed Aeki Beki wherever a receptacle of water is
mixed with milk and sindoor (vermilion) and it's full of coins and a hoop. Whoever finds the ring
four out of seven times can rule the house. The day is then complete with prayers to God
requesting happiness and love for the newlyweds.