is Someone Somewhere made for all of us. This process of finding that
special someone is the governing principle of all the marriages. Marriages
have been an indispensable part of human lives. Though the customs, rituals
and traditions vary, the importance of marriages remain the same worldwide.
But the Indian wedding and its style have created rage all over. The tourism
sector of India earns much and is greatly boosted by Indian wedding.
Indian wedding is the best way to experience the wondrous social customs of
the land. They have been an occasion of enchantment and excitement, not only
for the Indians but also for the outsiders since ages. Indian wedding are
synonymous with glitz, glamour and motley of traditional rituals. They make
our holiday in India worth while. Every part/region of the land showcases a
change in the wedding style. The religious, regional and cultural diversity
of India is well reflected by the wedding ceremonies.
The Saat Pheres or the Seven Rounds around the pious fire is an
important part of the Indian wedding. All this is followed by the Vedic
Mantras. The colourful Maharaja like weddings of India stimulate many
foreigners to get wed in Indian style.
Various Styles of Indian Wedding :-
Rajasthan, also known as the Land of Rajputs offer great royal and
extravagant weddings. The Royal Rajput wedding of Rajasthan is one of the
most colourful of its type and offers a regal feel to the tourists who plan
to get wed in this style. The pre and post wedding functions stretch for
days. Palaces of Jodhpur, Jaipur and Jaisalmer are some of the favoured
spots of Rajasthan that fits the Rajasthani wedding style. Special attention
is given to the bridal wear. There are also great performances by the local
entertainers like snake charmers, fire eaters, elephants and camels during
the marriage function.
Punjabi wedding is followed by an elaborate list of customs. Every custom
is celebrated by the Punjabi as a big carnival. Costumes also play a great
role in this style of wedding. The rocking 'Bhangra' also plays a pivotal
role in the Punjabi wedding.
Tamil Vedic Style
The wedding style of the Tamilians are not as elaborate and flashy as
Rajasthani or Punjabi wedding. Their marriage dates are decided according to
the Tamil calendar. Several pre-marriage wedding rituals are also performed.
The Bengali style of wedding is a set of unique rituals that give the
Bengali weddings an appeal of a different type. Some of the well known
functions before and after marriage are-
- Adan Pradan
- Dodhi Mangal
- Wedding Piris
- Gae Halud Tattva
- Adhibas Tattva
- Kubi Patta
Maharashtrian wedding follows a lot of traditions of a Hindu wedding. The
wedding generally begins with a Muhurat where an auspicious day for the
wedding is decided. Some of the rituals of the wedding are as follows: -
All these followed by a grand traditional feast.
The various marriage rites and rituals are very simple. The Sindhi wedding
does not involve much of the extravaganza like other communities. Kachchi
Misri, Pakki Misri and Berana where a Jhulelal Sangeet is organised.