Indian Wedding Traditions and Customs

Indian Wedding Traditions and Customs

Nowadays many wedding traditions are more optional than inevitable. There are also many new ceremonies of wedding such as religious or non-religious, interfaith, Hawaiian style and so on. But there are some countries which maintain wedding customs and traditions appeared in all its beauty, India is not exception. Every year 10 million young men and women want to celebrate it with all Indian wedding traditions and customs there.

To begin with, newlyweds couple is made up by not themselves but groom’s parents. This wedding tradition has been forming for several millenniums and still alive According to the custom, before appointing the wedding parents of newlyweds carefully study their horoscopes in order to choose an appropriate date for this event. After that an engagement process which called ‘ashir-vade’ takes place firstly at bride’s then at bridegroom house where their parents bless them for marriage. It is a special holiday which requires many efforts and time. The average wedding in the USA costs $25.000 and 15 – 25 thousand dollars in India. It’s mainly because there 700 – 800 guests are invited who should be provided with an accommodation and food more than for a week. As for the wedding ceremony, it reminds an old fairy-tale which is reviving before your very eyes. According to Indian wedding traditions and customs the bridegroom comes to his second couple on a white horse decorated with red and yellow embroidery and stones. At that time all women are getting out of the road so as not to be noticed by the fiancé (it’s a bad luck). Bride is waiting for him wearing wedding saree which made of cotton, silk, chiffon of various shades of red or golden and is decorated with graceful tassels, luxurious accessories. In Hindus, the red color has long been symbolic of innocence while white is considered to be mournful there. Traditionally, groom’s wedding attire is narrow trousers and white with a red wedding coat, shoes with curved noses, on his head — turban of bright fabric embroidered with beads that shimmer in the sun. On the reception ceremony guests drink little, dance their Baraati dance, get acquainted closer. By the way, no such event can ever be completed without the chief guest and real celebrity there Pandit Ji there.

All Indian wedding traditions and customs have its own meaning and are accompanied by certain actions. The beauty of Indian songs, dances, rustling of fabrics, numerous colors and smells, refined national dishes — the Indians do not spare the money and the efforts to organize the main feast-day in their life.