Indian Bride Customs

Indian weddings involve a lot of entertaining, touching, and substantial festivities. Kanyadana, the bride’s parents handing the wife over to the groom in a symbolic way, symbolizes that the wedding is now his responsibility. He lifts her hands and teaches her the art of walking through living up, facing its joys and sorrows, happiness and hardship with conviction and strength.

Another important occasion is Laja Homam, in which the bride and her husband’s family and friends throw puffed rice ( also known as ahutis ) into the sacred fire. According to legend, the wedding will purge the bride of all adverse vitality and prepare her for a fulfilling marriage. In the process, the wedding is also smeared with yellow as a form of purifying, and five Veda chants are recited.

The Anjara follows, where the bride’s relatives give the wedded couple their gift. The man then presents the wife with her Mangal Sutra, saying that he accepts her as a crucial member of his family.

When the wedding bids farewell to her families and sets off for her new residence with her husband, the Vidai service occurs. Her daughters playfully tease her by preventing her from entering the groom’s home and inviting her. Finally, in order to tear through their blockade, he must provide them donations. A joyful, enjoyable custom! Juta Churai frequently follows this custom, where the vicar’s sister-in-law tries to steal his shoes and demand payment for them.