Hindu Wedding Ceremony: Traditions You Need to Know

In some cultures, the history of wedding traditions are forgotten but the customs remain prevalent, while in others, the root is as important as the tradition. There are so many cool wedding customs found around the world and each has itís own distinct attributes. Indian weddings are known for their notable and unique characteristics from the colorful attire to Mehendi.

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Wedding rituals you will encounter at a Hindu wedding and understand the meanings behind them,

 

Performs at the Sangeet: The Sangeet party can be held separately or combined with the Mehendi ceremony. The celebration consists of the families of the bride and groom (or just the women) getting together for song and dance.

 

Mehndi Ceremony: The Mehendi ceremony takes place just one day before the actual wedding. Only women attend this event in which intricate patters are drawn on their hands and feet with mehendi (also known as henna). The designs signify a deep bond between the husband and wife. Often times, the Mehendi ceremony is combined with Sagri, in which the groomís female family members bring gifts and flowers to the bride.

 

Weds Under a Mandap: In traditional Indian weddings, the ceremony takes place under a Mandap, which is a four-pillared canopy. It is customary for the Mandap to be decorated with bright colors.

 

The Bride Is Adorned With a Necklace Called the Mangala Sutra: In the Hindu tradition, rather than exchanging wedding rings, the groom ties a mangalsultra around the brideís neck. The Mangalsultra is a necklace with two gold pendants. The groom ties the necklace with three knots to signify a strong bonding for 100 years.