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Uni indian wedding

  1. 1. Indian Wedding
  2. 2. Wedding celebration is an integral part .in life for all Indians
  3. 3. The Hindu wedding ceremony has a number of rituals and customs, each symbolic of beautiful and noble sentiments. As one enters the place or venue of ceremony of a South Indian wedding, one notice things such as full-grown plantain trees tied to both the gateposts, festoons overhead of mango leaves, and screw-pine petals that never fade, notes of the Nadaswaram, the South Indian Shehnai, Kolam or Rangoli designs at the doorsteps and the like.
  4. 4. Wedding invitations are distributed to relatives and friends few months before the .actual wedding day They are presented on ,a plate filled with betel leaves saffron and .turmeric powder
  5. 5. Wedding invitation
  6. 6. Indian weddings are held in temples .or temple halls Well decorated Pallanquin is then set up for the .bride and groom
  7. 7. , ,Auspicious things like flowers turmeric powder , ,saffron betel leaves rose water are used to decorate .the wedding stage These things symbolically represent the happy life the couples would live in .future
  8. 8. Wedding is officiated with customary practices by a temple priest chosen for .the wedding
  9. 9. Oil lamps are lit on the wedding stage to win .over darkness with brightness This symbolically represents the bright marriage life .for the couple
  10. 10. Special wedding hair styling and bangles on both hands brings out the .outstanding beauty of the bride
  11. 11. Jewelleries and specially selected saree will be offered to the bride .for the wedding
  12. 12. Herna drawn hands are also part of .the decorating the bride
  13. 13. Selected auspicious tree is .planted
  14. 14. At the marriage hall, the bride's father and the bridegroom's father facing each other, formalize the final betrothal ceremony, as the Vedic priest chants the appropriate hymns in which the names of the bride, the bridegroom, as well as the names of their 3 generations of ancestors, are cited in presence of all the friends, relatives, and guests
  15. 15. The Marriage "MUHURTHAM" IS THE ACTUAL MARRIAGE WHERE THE GROOM TIES A MANGALASUTRA(A GOLD PENDANT IS THREADED ONTO A THICK TURMERIC THREAD) AROUND THE NECK OF THE BRIDE AMIDST THE CHANTING OF MANTRAS BY THE HINDU PRIEST SEATED IN FRONT OF A FIRE IN THE FLOWER BEDECKED MANDAP AS FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHOWER THEM WITH RICE MIXED WITH TURMERIC(SIGNIFIES BLESSING THE COUPLE).NADASWARAM(TRADITIONAL LIVE MUSIC TO HERALD THE EVENT) IS BELTED OUT TO SIGNIFY THE TYING OF THE MANGALASUTRA.
  16. 16. The auspicious string is tied around the neck of , .the bride to the beat of a traditional music The traditionally married couple are then blessed with -the showering of flowers and yellow rice by well .wishers
  17. 17. .Newly married couple
  18. 18. ,After the auspicious string is tied the groom puts a ring on the foot of .the bride
  19. 19. Foot ring
  20. 20. .Couple exchange garlands
  21. 21. The groom dots the KUMKUM on ’ .the bride s forehead
  22. 22. ’ ’Bride s father offers her daughter s hand to .the groom To officiate that he gives the .coconut to the groom
  23. 23. The couple continue with the customary .proceedings
  24. 24. .Couple exchange garlands
  25. 25. Relatives and friends bless .the couple
  26. 26. Wedding feast THE MARRIAGE FEAST IS EAGERLY AWAITED BY ALL BECAUSE OF THE VARIETY OF EATS WHICH ARE TRADITIONALLY PREPARED FOR A MARRIAGE.THREE TO FOUR VARIETIES OF SWEETS IS A MUST ALONG WITH DELICIOUSLY PREPARED RICE ITEMS SUCH AS PULAV,PULIYOGARE(TAMARIND RICE),POORIS,CHUTNEYS,VEGETABLE PALIYAS,PAPPADS,VADAS,KOOTUS,CURD RICE,PICKLES,ETC,...COURSE BY COURSE IS SERVED ON A LARGE PLANTAIN LEAF AND EVERYONE EATS WITH THEIR HAND.TOWARDS THE END OF THE MEAL,A DESIGNER PACKET CONTAINING A LARGE COCONUT,BETEL LEAVES AND NUTS ARE HANDED OVER TO ELDERS PRESENT TO BE TAKEN HOME.
  27. 27. .Serving the wedding feast
  28. 28. Relatives and friends waiting to offer their .gifts to the couple
  29. 29. ,After the wedding ceremony is over relatives and friends are helping .themselves to the feast
  30. 30. Thank You

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