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Indian Weddings


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traditions and customs of indian weddings.

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  • This is a nice summary about Indian Weddings. As India is a large country it includes many faiths and cultures including Muslim.
    Muslims too come from very diverse backgrounds and if you look at Islam's history it has been most successful for the very reason that it allows people to take the faith and adapt based on the local culture. As long as they do not go outside the bounds of Islam which are wide it's cool.
    If you check out the boards on Pinterest type 'Muslim Weddings' or PerfectMuslimWedding etc including ours you will see an array of different kinds of weddings.if you want to learn more about Muslim Weddings there are many resources on our site at Another good resource is (no affiliation)
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Indian Weddings

  1. 1. Indian marriage ceremonies By Bonkian Aida
  2. 2. Indian marriages <ul><li>Indian marriages are arranged </li></ul><ul><li>People still rely on their parents to find the right person </li></ul><ul><li>Internet also provide opportunity for people to get together </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage is the most important social occasion. </li></ul><ul><li>Love marriages generally happen with the approval of the parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Divorce is not accepted among Indians. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Customs <ul><li>There is a large number of traditions linked with weddings in India. </li></ul><ul><li>The bride and the grooms are showered with rice grains when they leave for their new home. </li></ul><ul><li>In the sindhi tradition when the bride enters her new house she has to take some salt in the palm of her hands and exchange it with the groom’s relatives. </li></ul>
  4. 4. traditions <ul><li>In India there are hundreds of ways of celebrating marriage. </li></ul><ul><li>Many marriages are arranged within the religion and preferably in the same community. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the wedding expenses are borne by the girl’s family. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of wedding <ul><li>There are different types of wedding </li></ul><ul><li>Bengali, Catholic, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Mharashtrian, Malyalee, Marwari, Parsi, Muslim, Punjabi, Sikh, Sindhi, Tamilian and Telugu weddings. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tamilian wedding <ul><li>Tamilian weddings are simple </li></ul><ul><li>The basic set of wedding customs remains the same. </li></ul><ul><li>Tamil weddings are fixed after consulting the Hindu calendar. </li></ul><ul><li>The parents of the bride and groom exchange horoscopes and the family priest compare them in various regards. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rituals on a tamilian wedding <ul><li>When the match is finalized a private function is organized to draw up the marriage agreement. </li></ul><ul><li>The bride and the groom exchange garlands three times. </li></ul><ul><li>When the couples finally succeed in garlanding each other they sit together on a swing. </li></ul><ul><li>kanyadaanam </li></ul>
  8. 8. Muslim wedding <ul><li>It is celebrated on a grand scale for a period of five days. </li></ul><ul><li>Cash present is sent to the bride’s father by the groom’s father. </li></ul><ul><li>The bride wears sober clothes on the day. </li></ul><ul><li>They observe a unique set of rituals on the time of their wedding. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Muslim wedding <ul><li>It is on day four that the actual ceremony takes place. </li></ul><ul><li>In orthodox Muslim communities the men and women are seated separately </li></ul><ul><li>The mutual consent of the bride and groom is of great importance for the marriage to be legal. </li></ul><ul><li>At the groom’s house, the grooms mother holds the Islamic holy boon quran above the head of her newly wed daughter-in-law as she enters her new home for the first time. </li></ul>