Weddings in this state know how to carry on the best of both worlds together; the meaningful rituals go hand in hand with the fun and frolic and everyone is made happy. In between, all the these ceremonies, a fun custom called Chero Pakaryo is also arranged. The groom also bows before his would-be mother-in-law to express his gratitude and humility. The bride and the groom take seven steps around the sacred fire, reciting the seven sacred vows of marriage, considering the sacred fire or Agni as witness. Aeki Beki The couple will then often play a game called Aeki Beki in which a tray of water is mixed with milk and sindoor vermilion. The father of the bride also gives a gift or token money, also called The father of the bride also gives a gift or token money, also called shagun to the groom.
Meanwhile, the bride makes her way towards the mandap, escorted by her maternal uncle. Baraat gathers together and everybody dances in celebration. The sheer vibrancy and warmth of Gujaratis are sure to get the most sullen person to smile and shake a leg. The other ceremonies prior to the wedding are Pithi, Mehndi and Mandap Muharat. But now there is a better option.
Jaimala : Priest starts this ceremony with mangalashtak and later garlands are exchanged after the lowering of antrapath. Chandlo Maatli — Acceptance of the marriage Chandlo Maatli is considered the first ceremony of the wedding where the formal announcement is made. Often the Chandlo Matli and the Sagaai happen on the same day. The main event is the Raas which is a dance involving pairs of people and dandia sticks. The event is a big celebration as it marks the start of the wedding festivities to which lots of singing, dancing, eating and drinking is undertaken. Exchange of gifts such as dry fruits and sweets may also take place.
However nowadays couples fall in love or find each other first before they disclose their intention of marrying each other to their families. Ghar Nu Laxmi : The bride is welcomed to her new house by her mother-in-law who places a matki of rice on the entrance. Hariyanvi Jaats The engagement ceremony here is referred to as the Sagai. Gujarati Marriage Ceremonies can basically be divided into three parts- the Pre-marriage ceremonies, the Wedding Ceremonies and the Post Wedding Ceremonies. The acharya chants mantras to invoke the blessings of Goddess Laxmi and Goddess Parvati for the bride. The most important ritual in the south Indian engagement function is the exchange of 'tattu' i.
This gesture symbolises his humility and understanding of the tremendous sacrifice that his future wife is about to make. Saptapadi The saptapadi which literally means seven steps is another vital part of the wedding ceremony. It represents the third spiritual eye. This ceremony is a great way for both the families to meet each other well known. The assembled guests also come forward to bless the couple and sprinkle grains of rice, sometimes with their husks intact and flowers on them. Engagement Chanlo Matli The chandlo applying the vermilion mark on the forehead announces the acceptance of the alliance between the two families.
Jaimala Once the bride has settled down then the antarpat is lowered and the couple exchange garlands Jaimala. The rice is a symbol of wealth and by following the ritual she conveys full understanding of her duties and responsibilities towards her new home. The bride carries a container which is fill with sweets and gifts as good luck. The bride sits on the left of the groom and the wedding rituals are performed in front of the pious wedding fire that is ignited to solemnize the wedding. Warm hues of sunny yellow fill the room with joy and the aroma of sandalwood and rosewater from the Haldi paste fills the air. The sounds of Dhol, Nagada, Turi, Taturi and Murli are the first that you would hear when you attend a Gujarati wedding. As the wedding rituals proceed, the curtain separating the bride and the groom is slowly lowered.
And leave us your notes in the comments below. The groom chants mantras with each step. In the old days most brides did not get to plan their own wedding the elders in the family planned it for them including the guest list, budget, food, clothing, jewelry and other details. During this time, she may even try to pinch his nose to remind him playfully that he will have to rub his nose on the door to ask for her daughter. Engagement ceremonies are uniform across most religion and ethnicities across India, differing in nuances and details of the rituals. This ceremony is also conducted to seek the blessings of all the nine planets, are also sought in the Griha Shanti ceremony.
Pheras The pheras or walking around the sacred fire. Both families pray to Lord Ganesha for the good fortune of bride and grooms. There are so many traditions associated with Gujarati weddings as normally it is a 3-4 day affair. Gujarati Pre Wedding Ceremony And Rituals Gujarati Pre Wedding Ceremony is the important part of the entire events in a marriage. KanyaDaan The rituals begin with the kanyadaan.