Diverse wedding cultures in India - Prathesta Events

Diverse wedding cultures in India - Prathesta Events

Marriages in India are a grand affair and they are held in a unique manner in the different regions and states. Be it north, south, east or west all the weddings in India are celebrated with great gusto and fervor. If you haven’t got a chance to be a guest in any of these weddings, then do check this out and sketch out which kind of wedding do you want.

Bengali Wedding

Known for its gusto and pompous celebration, Bengali weddings are incomplete without the ‘Saat Paak’ in which the bride encircles the groom seven times while covering her face with the betel leaves. Shubhodrishti, another ritual is followed after the saat paak in which the bride removes the leaves from her face and the couple’s eyes finally meets. This ritual is followed by the blowing of the conch shells.

Malayali Wedding

Weddings in Kerela are momentary and doesn’t take much time to wrap up the function. The Malyali weddings are held in the mornings and the conjugal ceremony is called ‘Velli’. The father of the bride welcomes the groom by washing his feet and the marriage is complete when the groom ties a ‘thali’ or a yellow thread around the bride’s neck.

Assamese Wedding

On the day of the wedding, a bathing custom is followed in Assamese wedding in which the bride and groom’s mother visit the nearby river to fetch holy water for the bath. In Assamese wedding, the feast or the reception part is held prior to the marriage ceremony. Earlier curd, rice, and jaggery were served to the guests but now a lavish reception party is hosted in which mouth-watering dishes are served.

Buddhist Wedding

Since Buddhism is based on leading a simple life, their weddings are also simple and have a low-key affair. There are no mandatory rules and regulations to be followed in a Buddhist wedding. The couples get married in a Buddhist temple, licensed as a legal marriage venue.

Punjabi Wedding

On the wedding day, the bride receives a ‘chuda, the white and red coloured bangles from her maternal uncle or mama. Followed by this ritual, the Ghara Ghardoli ceremony takes place in which the bride and groom are bathed in the holy water brought from the Gurudwara. On the wedding night, the couple exchange garlands and are taken to the mandap to perform other marriage rituals.


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