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A Closer Look At The Brahmin Matrimony

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A quintessential Brahmin wedding is distinctive of ceremonies such as the Engagement, Jaimala, Pheras, Kanyadaan and Bidai. Whilst keeping up with the Indian excitement and enthusiasm, Brahmin matrimonial follows its own set of traditions and rituals. To know more about what Brahmin weddings are like, keep reading!

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A Closer Look At The Brahmin Matrimony

  1. 1. A Closer Look At The Brahmin Matrimony Indian weddings are much more than simply adornments, attires, fun, entertainment, planning, and mehendi, which no one can deny at all. In India, it is not only the communion of two souls for a lifetime, but it is considered here as the commitment of two families. And, same is the case with Brahmin marriages. Flaunting the elaborate occasions of rituals, Brahmin marriages have a number of rituals, customs and norms. The traditional Brahmin marriage lasts for about four to five days. A quintessential Brahmin wedding is distinctive of ceremonies such as the Engagement, Jaimala, Pheras, Kanyadaan and Bidai. Whilst keeping up with the Indian excitement and enthusiasm, Brahmin matrimonial follows its own set of traditions and rituals. To know more about what Brahmin weddings are like, keep reading! Rituals Before The Wedding The pre-wedding rituals of the Brahmin wedding start with tying the thread around the shoulder and waist of the groom, which marks his manhood. Next, is the tradition of exchanging rings between the prospective bride and groom, which is known as engagements ceremony or roka. This tradition in Brahmin wedding solidifies the formal engagement contract in between both the families. At this ritual, exchange of gifts between the families also takes place. Then comes, the tilak ceremony where the tilak of the groom is done by the brother of the bride. The main aim behind this ceremony is to develop the bond between both the families. This ceremony is attended only by the male member of the families. After this, comes the Mehendi celebration, which is organized by the bride’s side. This ceremony is performed to bestow blessings on the bride. This is one of the private affairs where mostly the women of bride’s family are present. Plus, there is also a sangeet ceremony in the pre-wedding affairs. It is this tradition where people play a traditional drum or instrument whilst singing folk songs. At this time, the atmosphere is a concoction of delight and sadness since the songs detail the joys of starting an all-new life along with the misery of bride leaving the family. Sacraments At The Time Of Wedding After all these ceremonies like mehndi, pooja, singing hymns and all those “pre- wedding jitters,” we are going on to the sacraments at the time of the wedding. First and the foremost is the welcoming of the groom and the wedding procession by the family of the groom. The time groom has made his way to the front of the wedding venue, the baraat is greeted by the bride’s family. Then, there is the exchange of garlands performed between the bride and the groom, and this is known as Jaymala. After this, Kanya Pratigrahan or Kanyadaan is performed. In this ritual, the father of the bride gives away their daughter to the groom’s family by putting her hand into the hand of the groom. This is how the father of the bride states that his family has accepted the groom and the wishes for the family of the groom to accept the bride. This ritual is followed by the Mangal Phere, where the bride and the groom take seven promising circles or marriage around the sacred fire. Each step in this phere means different promises to be made. Then the custom of putting vermillion into bride’s hair partition comes in, which is commonly known as the Sindoor daan. Latly, the bidaai takes place where the bride leaves her paternal home to her new home. Customs After The Wedding After the wedding done and before the post wedding ceremonies take place, the Satyanaryan Pooja is what takes place, This puja is performed on behalf of the incarnations of Vishnu so as to make sure that the newly wedded couple will have children as early as the family would like to have. Along with the prayers, stories are told to all the ones who are attending this puja. Next, it is the ritual of grihapravesh or entry of the bride to her new home. The time couple reaches their home, parents of the groom are standing right there to welcome their daughter-in-law. Arti is performed by the mother of the groom so as to ward off the evil spirits from the couple. Then, there is this metal pot full of rice on the threshold of the home, which the bride knocks with her right foot and after that enters the home. After knocking the rice pot, the bride has to step into the plate of vermillion mixed with water and then walk down towards the prayer room where the couple together says the prayer. Last but not the least, when everything is done, all the guests are invited for the reception party where everyone eats, drinks and celebrates. This reception has no rituals and is only meant for having fun. This is how the Brahmin matrimony takes place. It is in the Brahmin matrimony and its rituals where the participation of each and every member of the family along with the close friends is demanded. Plus, the presence of the elders is the crucial thing required and is given due importance.

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