A wedding is something sacred. In a wedding ceremonial, there are cultural elements that are tucked in and must be properly carried out. Because of this culture, weddings in each part of the world have different traditions. Starting from clothes, series of ceremonies, prayers, and the process, all countries have their own wedding ceremony. Likewise, in India, which is also known for its various festive celebrations. Indian traditional weddings are also filled with meaningful processions and rituals.
the Indian wedding process is celebrated like a party, but still carries out the processions and rituals so that the bride and groom can continue to be together until the end of their life, have a complete household strength and be gifted with offspring. Usually, Muslim and Hindu weddings are different, as are the people of Sikh, Kolkata or Maharashtra, all of them have their own characteristics. However, in general, the Hindu wedding process in India consists of several processes.
The initial procession is called Puja. Just like other communities, the initial procession is opened by holding a prayer together with the aim that all of subsequent processes will go smooth without hindrance. Especially in India, they will pray to the gods worshiped in their respective traditions. For example, the Ganesh Puja is performed to perform the puja of Lord Ganesh. Puja ceremony is generally held in 2 consecutive days before the main ceremony of the wedding is held. The bride and groom perform Puja in their respective homes and will only be attended by their family and closest relatives.
The next process is Mehendi. A lot of people must be familiar with henna
especially if you are women. That’s right, the Mehendi process also involves henna, where the bride and groom will draw their hands and feet using henna ink. This process is also often referred to as the henna night. In this process, several guests began to be invited to participate in enlivening the event.
Later that evening or night after the Mehendi ceremony
the family of the bride and groom will hold Sangeet ceremony. Sangeet ceremony is a party for family and closest friends as a sign of the beginning of a celebration. This tradition was originally only practiced in Hindu, Gujarati and Punjabi way, but lately, almost all brides hold the Sangeet ceremony. This party will usually be held 10 days before the wedding. The celebration is actually diverse, many celebrate it in a simple celebration but a lot of people also celebrate by holding it at a luxury resort to invite guest stars to enliven the event.
Then the due day is here
the wedding ceremony. It is held by following the custom and religion of each bride. Uniquely, although both are Hindus, the blessings in the marriage process can be different. This main event is usually attended only by the family and closest friends of the bride and groom.