Indian Wedding customs and rituals that are truly Gaargious

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Wedding customs and rituals that happen only in India

When we talk about the Indian Marriages, the first word that comes to our mind is “Fun”, and it’s obvious. Let’s have a quick read and try to get connected. Here are the Indian Wedding customs and rituals.

Indian Wedding customs and rituals that are truly Gaargious

Mehndi, Sangeet, and Thumka

As we all know, during Indian marriages the brides are rendered incapable for hours at a stretch because of armpit length mehndi. It’s time-consuming for sure but no weddings are complete without it. Apart from the bride, many other people will be seen with mehndi applied on their hands. It’s sooner or later followed by the most dazzling “sangeet” ceremony where everyone on the floor goes gyrating to the beats with unique thumka. India is the home for diversified traditions and customs and each of them is unique.

Indian Wedding customs and rituals

Stealing

Stealing may be a crime but during Indian weddings, stealing or hiding groom’s shoes is being seen and treated as a tradition and its happening since many years (It is purely for fun). It is fun and happens only in Indian weddings. Let’s read further and I am sure that you will be amazed as you continue reading.

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Wedding customs and rituals that happen only in India

Tomato Welcome

This is pretty uncommon and a beautiful tradition in its own way. In a small town in Sarsaul, Uttar Pradesh has this strange way to show their hospitality. The baaratis are not welcomed with flowers instead, tomatoes are hurled at them. They believe that a relationship which begins on an unhappy note always turns into love.

Wedding customs and rituals that happen only in India

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Bengali Style

In a typical Bengali weddings, early in the morning, the aunts of the bride set a plate of aarti full of goodies and offer it to the Ganges. They strongly believe that the river will shower blessings on their daughters.

Indian Wedding customs and rituals

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Groom denying marriage

The Tamil or South Indian Brahmin Weddings could be one of most unique wedding customs. Right before the groom enters the Mandap, he has to pretend to have a change of mind and opt for sanyaasam (asceticism). Then the father of the bride persuades him to choose Grahastham (family life). This tradition is called ‘Kasi Yaatrai’.

Wedding customs and rituals that happen only in India

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Testing the endurance of bride

Bihari weddings are fun and one of its traditions is where the new bride is given a huge earthen pot to keep on her head by her mother-in-law. More pot is added to it to test the endurance of the bride. This test usually proves her skills to maintain balance in the family.

Wedding customs and rituals that happen only in India

Ghara Gharoli

This is really nice, as the Ghara Gharoli is extremely sacred amongst the Punjabis. What needs to be done is, the bride’s sibling is supposed to fill a pitcher with water from a nearby temple. The bride is then bathed in the same water after which she wears her wedding dress.

Indian Wedding customs and rituals

I hope you had fun reading, these for just a few of them as they are endless. Make sure next time when you attend a marriage try and see what different you find it from others and possibly share your experience.

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