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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:32

Hindu Marriage Ceremony

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India is known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse customs. Each religion has its own traditions and ritual. Different existing religions in the country- Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Jewish, Buddhism, Jain and Christianity every religion has their own wedding customs. Though Indian wedding is mainly associated with the Hindu marriage ceremony, actually the Indian Marriage canopies the marriages of all the different existing religions in the country. If you are interested in knowing about the different Indian Marriages, you must go through this article. Hindu Marriage Ceremony Hindu marriage ceremony is a systematic and customary procedure and consists of…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:31

Buddhist Wedding Ceremony

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A Buddhist marriage is very traditional, simple and does not include lot of complicated rituals. Pre Marriage Ceremony Once the horoscope of the boy and the girl match, the family of the groom consult the lama for an auspicious day for proposing the marriage. After consulting the lama (priest), the groom's family chooses an auspicious day to visit the bride's house to ask her parents for their daughter's hand in marriage. "Chessian" is the betrothal ceremony. The maternal uncle of the parent of the bride sit on a raised platform and the lama, or the priest, recites a prayer and…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:30

Parsi Marriage Ceremony

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In Parsi community, there is a belief that God revealed to Zarathushtra, the prophet, that not only is marriage a righteous act, but it is also a commitment, which makes even the earth rejoice.¬†Wedding Attire The Parsi groom wears a traditional white overcoat "dugli", white cotton pants and a hat called "pughdi" or "fetah" especially designed for the occasion. The bride is usually dressed in a white sari embroidered with silver or gold. Her head is partially covered. White is regarded as a symbol of purity in Zoroastrianism. The groom's parents generally gift the jewellery worn by the bride.Pre Marriage…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:29

Muslim Marriage Ceremony

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Muslim marriage according to Muslim laws is a contract. The celebration of a Muslim marriage is called "Nikah''. Its validity depends upon the consent of both parties, called "Ijab" and "Qabul". The declaration and acceptance should be in the presence of two male witnesses and a "mehr" is usually decided, which should not be less than 10 dirhams. The Muslim law appoints no specific religious ceremony, nor is any religious rites necessary for the contraction of a valid marriage. The religious ceremony is left entirely to the discretion of the Qazi or the person who performs the wedding. Some only…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:27

Sikh Wedding Ceremony

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A Sikh wedding is described as "Anand Karaj" - a ceremony of bliss, which is basically similar to the Hindu marriage ceremony but differs only in the use of religious text, which is from "Granth Sahib".¬†Pre Wedding Ceremony Shagun For "shagun" (engagement) the bride's family goes to the groom's house with all kinds of sweet, fruits and other gifts of clothes and jewelry. The girl's father (in his absence the brother or any other elderly male member of the family) gives the groom-to-be a gold ring, a "kara" (bangle) with a minimum of eleven gold mohra (sovereigns). These are later…
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