There is nothing in this entire universe that happens without a reason, and if you think that the rituals and ceremonies performed are useless, then you need to get your facts right. Wedding rituals are performed to ensure a happy married life for the couple, however, it is not mandatory to follow these rituals but it is always good to respect the culture and begin a new life with positive vibes.
We are hereby trying to tell you the logic or the reason behind performing the rituals to date and their significance in a wedding ceremony so that you could do them with all your heart and dedication.
Let’s get started:
- The matching of Kundali/ Wedding date Fixing: The horoscopes of both the girl and the boy are matched by the priest to confirm that they both will make an amazing pair together and he also confirms the date which is absolutely perfect for them to tie the knots.
- Mehandi: During this ceremony, Henna/Mehandi is applied to the bride and groom’s hands and the bride’s legs as well. It is believed that the darker color of the Mehandi reveals the love and blessings the bride-to-be is going to get in her married life from her in-laws.
- Wedding Sangeet: This ceremony includes the singing and dancing performances where both the families come together to celebrate the wedding and everybody enjoys and slays together.
- Haldi: It is believed that Haldi or the Uptan brings a glow to the bride as well as groom and make them look more elegant and beautiful.
- Jaimala: This ceremony includes the bride and groom to exchange floral garlands with each other to represent that they have chosen each other as their life partners forever.
- Prayers to Lord Ganesha: Lord Ganesha is also known as Vighnaharta and as his name suggests, his blessings are taken by the families and the bride & groom to ensure a smooth wedding and a happy married life ahead. Lord Ganesha brings good fortune to the lives of the newly-wed couples.
- Significance of Holy fire in the Mandap: The holy fire acts like a witness and a symbol of purity to make the new bond of marriage as pure as it is and stronger as well.
- Circumambulations or Saat Phere: The bride and the groom take seven rounds around the holy fire which resembles the seven oaths they take for each other and to make their married life more happy and prosperous.
- Kanyadaan: This ritual is performed by the parents of the bride or her guardian to symbolize that they are handing over their precious daughter to the groom and his family. The groom and the bride place their hand over one another and parents pour water on their hands.
- Sindoor Daan: The groom applies the Sindoor on the forehead of the bride which signifies that he will fulfill all the wishes of his wife and will keep her happy throughout their lives. Sindoor is also an important ornament of the Solah Shringar.
- Mangalsutra worn by the bride: The groom ties the Mangalsutra around the neck of the bride and it is considered to protect the bride from evil eye and bless her throughout her married life.
Hope this blog was helpful to you!