Hindu Wedding Guide

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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 [...]


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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 [...]


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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 [...]


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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 [...]


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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 [...]


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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 [...]


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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 [...]


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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 [...]


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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 [...]


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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 [...]


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The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Pre-Wedding Traditions

After the couple meets and gets engaged, it's time to set the date and start the week-long preparations!  There are so so many different things that need to happen before the [...]


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The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Engagement

So now that you have a bit of an introduction to what Hindu weddings are all about, let's jump right in with the engagement traditions! In India (and the world, really) today [...]


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The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Introduction

With over 800 million followers of Hinduism in the world, you can bet there are a bunch of Hindu weddings happening all over the place - from Bangladesh to the UK.  The Big Fat Indian [...]


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The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Food and Desserts

Alright, readers, are you ready for the glory that is the reception dinner at a Hindu wedding? No seriously, it's glorious.  Like, no wedding is complete without a chaat table (in [...]


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The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Groom's Attire

Compared to the bride's giant list of jewelry, makeup, and clothing, the groom's list of necessary items is going to look a bit slim. Whatever, it's all about the bride anyway, [...]


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Solah Shringar: Essential Adornments for the Indian Bride

Believed to combat the negative vibes of the phases of the moon (which obviously controls menstruation), the Solah Shringar  is 16 pieces of bridal attire including [...]


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