Indian customs for weddings

Every bride and groom aspires to have the most memorable marriage of their life There are many different things you can do to make your big day special and personal for you, but there are a few standard components that must be present in order for an Indian ceremony to become truly authentic.

The man is escorted down the aisle on either the hips of his associates or by a bright horse during the Baraat, or entry of the wedding, an exciting ceremony. He is dressed in a stunning headdress with an elaborate Kalgi pendant and an elaborate sherwani suit. The groomsmen typically carry a basket of stretched grain to pull to the holy fire as they go, and he is accompanied by members of his family.

The wedding is welcomed by her couple’s home upon entering and led to the Mandap, or ceremonial building, where she will wait for her future partner A mangalsutra, which is essentially a metal necklace with ebony beads, is placed around the bride’s chest as the few exchange Milni Malas, or flower wreaths. Additionally, he recites Hindu mantras that call upon Soma, Gandharva, and Agni to bestow his new woman with adolescent, beauty.

The final act of the ceremony, known as kanya daan, or the bride’s gift-giving, is a very shifting event. The bride accepts her position as the mind of her family by dipping her feet in a milk and purple mixture while the groom’s family holds her close and presents him with gifts of clothing and jewelry. She therefore summons Lakshmi, the goddess of love, beauty, and money, by leaving crimson footsteps on the ground.