Traditional Hindu Celebration
Being a full-service wedding co-ordinators, we plan and organize several beach and destination celebrations in the state. We have been a part of several Hindu marriages celebrated here that are filled with plenty of rituals and traditions. There are several locations and venues that you can choose from for your big day. At these venues we organize the Mandap for the Pherrras and also the reception venue. The most preferred choice is a beach location for the Pherras and the reception at the lawns.Hindu marriages are celebrated in a very lavish and extensive manner extending over a period of 4 to 5 days filled with traditional customs, norms, and moreover is a highly religious practice that is considered sacred as it is one of the 16 sacraments of the Hindu religion. It is not only considered as the union of the bride and the groom but also among the two families. The marriage ceremonies are divided into pre-nuptials rituals, the rituals during the nuptials and also post nuptials as well.
Rituals begin with the engagement, followed by the ‘Tilak Sagai’, and concluded by the Sangeet and Mehandi. For the ring ceremony the bride and the groom exchange rings with one another that is then followed by the applying of the Tilak which is done by the bride’s brother to the groom and is given gifts to mark the occasion. The Sagai follows soon after and the both families exchange gifts with one and other. This is followed by the Sangeet ceremony, where members of the family celebrate by singing and dancing to rejoice the occasion. The Mehandi follows with the applying of turmeric on the hands and feet of the bride by the other women of the family.
The Jaimala marks the commencement of the marriage rituals where the bride and groom come together exchanging garlands with one another. They then proceed to the Mandap where the Kanyadaan ritual is performed symbolising the father handing over his daughter’s hand to his (to-be) son-in-law, during this process the priest recites several mantras to perform this ritual. Soon after the bride and groom begin the Mangalpheras at the sacred fire and together take the Saptapadi which are seven vows they promise to abide. This is followed by the groom applying sindoor (vermillion) to the bride along with the tying of the Mangalsutra by the groom around his brides neck.
This is followed by Vidai or reception ceremony that takes place for the bride. The bride is required to throw a handful of rice and coins over the shoulder three times in the direction of parental home. This symbolic gesture is meant to keep her parental home full of wealth and prosperity forever. As she is received in her marital home the groom’s mother welcomes her at the door with the traditional Aarti.
At the entrance the bride is required to knock a pot full of rice with her foot, dip her feet in a red vermillion mixture at the entrance and leave footprints on the floor as she enters into her marital home which symbolises the welcoming of the Goddess Lakshmi in the form of the new bride into the house. A small reception party is organised at the house so that the bride and acquaint herself with the other members of the family and get comfortable in her new home. We have played a part in organizing occasions of several communities such as traditional Bengali, Sikh , Gujrathi and many more. We are here to kick-start organizing your big day!