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Jai Mala Ceremony {Hindu Wedding Rituals}

After the Baraat kicks off the wedding festivities with music and dancing, the Jai Mala ceremony keeps the joy going.  The nuances of the ceremony vary from community to community but in every tradition it is the first coming together of the couple. {via Shannon & Seema's...

The Kanyadaan (Kanya Pratigrahan) {Hindu Wedding Rituals}

Hindu weddings are chock full of events, ceremonies, and rituals.  From the Baraat to the Vidai, couples and their families get no down time.  Each item on the agenda is important in solidifying the bond between the bride and groom spiritually, but possibly the most important and sacred ceremony...

The Vidai Ceremony - An Emotional Goodbye

Besides the colors, the customs, and the outfits, there is one huge difference that separates and Hindu and Muslim weddings to western weddings: the vidaai. The vidai in Hindi, or rukhsati in Urdu, is the "bride's goodbye." While we're all familiar with the bride and groom tossing the bouquet,...

The Saptapadi, or Sath Phere {Hindu Wedding Rituals}

The Saptapadi, also called the Sath Phere in many North Indian regions, is possibly the most important part of the Hindu Wedding.  According to Hindu law, a couple is not married until the Pheras have been completed. In place of the vows typical to Western weddings, the Saptapadi acts as the...

The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Bridal Attire and Jewelry

Hindu brides definitely have a weakness for bridal wear trends (as you've probably seen all over the magazine) like blue lehngas or peacock prints, but there are quite a few items that are holdovers from Vedic times that don't look like they're going anywhere. {photo by DKreate Photography...

The Essential Guide to Maharashtrian Weddings: Groom's Attire

Maharashtrians tend to be more simply dressed for wedding occasions. As a result, their wedding attires are less "flashy" compared to the rest of South Asia subcontinent, yet still filled with traditional dress and styles. To keep up with the guide, here's the index: Maharashtrian Wedding:...

The Essential Guide to Maharashtrian Weddings: Wedding Traditions

Maharashtrian weddings involve a lot of tradition - and the wedding ceremony holds the most of them all. Each part of the ceremony has a religious aspect, which is meant to bond the bride and groom together both in this life and each after-life. Be sure to check out the rest of our Maharastrian...

The Essential Guide to Maharashtrian Weddings: Engagement and Pre-Wedding Traditions

Maharashtrian weddings are filled with various pujas and religious rituals - but we are here to make the whole process simple and easy to understand. Be sure to check out the rest of our Maharastrian Wedding series below: Maharashtrian Wedding: Introduction Maharashtrian...

The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Shopping List

Now that you're totally an expert on everything it takes to put on a Hindu wedding, you're reading to go shopping! Hindu Wedding: Introduction Hindu Wedding Engagement Hindu Pre-Wedding Traditions Hindu Wedding Traditions Hindu Post-Wedding Traditions Hindu Bridal Attire and Jewelry Hindu...

The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Post-Wedding Traditions

Alright guys, we're almost done with all the Hindu wedding festivities.  All that's left now is the post-wedding traditions. {photo by This Modern L<3VE via Naureen and Ghazaly's Wedding Reception} Hindu Wedding: Introduction Hindu Wedding Engagement Hindu Pre-Wedding Traditions Hindu...

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