wedding functions

Wedding Ceremonies

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Engagement Ceremony

The engagement ceremony is one of the main highlights of an Indian wedding ceremony. It is a fun-filled event held at either the bride’s or the groom’s place in the attendance of relatives and close friends from both sides.

Haldi Ceremony

The Haldi ceremony is a ritual holy bath also known as pithi ceremony, which is one of the pre-wedding ceremonies in India. Turmeric (haldi), oil and water are applied to both the bride and groom by married women on the morning of the wedding. The mixture is believed to bless the couple before the wedding.

Pre-wedding puja

Ganesh Puja ceremony is mainly performed in Hindu families. It is held a day before the wedding to bless the proceedings. This puja (prayer) is performed mainly for good luck. Lord Ganesh is believed to be the destroyer of obstacles and evils. The bride and her parents are a part of this Puja ceremony.

Mehndi

Ganesh Puja ceremony is mainly performed in Hindu families. It is held a day before the wedding to bless the proceedings. This puja (prayer) is performed mainly for good luck. Lord Ganesh is believed to be the destroyer of obstacles and evils. The bride and her parents are a part of this Puja ceremony.

Bidaai ceremony

Vidaai, also known as Bidaai, is another important marriage ceremony of the Indians. It is a form of a farewell ceremony organized by the family of the bride to officially bid farewell to their daughter as she leaves for her marital home. Vidaai can vary, depending on the region where it is holding. The emotions are usually high on the Vidaai day, especially for the bride and her parents. Although the bride’s father would have endorsed the union of the couple during the Kanyadaan ceremony, the official farewell is done during the Vidaai.

Reception ceremony

A wedding reception is a party usually held after the completion of a marriage ceremony as hospitality for those who have attended the wedding, hence the name reception: the couple receive society, in the form of family and friends, for the first time as a married couple.

Pheras

In a Hindu marriage ceremony, the Pheras are the seven sacred rounds that the bride and groom take around the holy fire. Each round stands for a vow and we are here to tell you the meaning and significance of Saat Phere for a millennial couple.