Indian weddings are not just an emotional affair, there are a lot of fun elements and rituals involved in the Indian wedding ceremonies as well, which make them a fun affair to remember. And no we are not talking about the joota chupai rasam here! There are many more cool traditions that are even more fun than the joota chupai, yes you read that right!
Read this list and find out the 6 traditions of Indian weddings we find are really cool :
*Save Thy Nose! 😉
Hang on to your nose guys! Gujrati weddings have a very cute ceremony in which the mother-in-law welcomes the groom by performing an aarti and then playfully pulls his nose! This super cute ritual by the brides mother is a symbolic gesture of reminding the groom to be humble when he has come to marry their daughter.
Run For Your Life…… 😀
Sometimes life does you second chances (pun intended)! The Iyer weddings have a ritual where the groom has to pretend he has had a change of heart right before he enters the mandap and he declares that he has decided to spend the rest of his life as an ascetic. The brides father then reaches out to the groom and has to convince him to change his decision! Now isn’t that fun?
*Tearing-Off The Groom’s Clothes* :O
The Kurta phad ke ritual! Yes you are definitely reading it right, Sindhis have a wedding ritual saanth, in which 7 married women pour oil on the bride and the groom’s head, then both of them wear a new shoe on their right foot to break an earthen lamp. The perfect end to this ceremony comes when the groom’s relatives tear off his clothes to save him from the evil eye! Now isn’t that a super interesting way?
*Hold-It. No, Wait, Balance it!
In bihar right after the wedding, bride’s mother-in-law places an earthen pot on her head and the bride is expected to balance them while touching the feet of all elders. A lovely gesture symbolizing the balance in new relationships!
Something Fishy…… What’s That? 😛
Fishes also play an important in some weddings, no kidding here! In Manipuri weddings one woman each from bride’s side and groom’s side release taki fish in a pond. If the fishes move along side by side in the water then its considered as a good sign for the couple.
*Divisions That Are Festive
The Maharastrian weddings have a lovely ritual inwhich they a silk shawl called Antrapat is used to separate the bride and the groom. Its removed only when the Magalsutra is to be tied to the bride and this is when the bride and groom get to see each other. Simply adorable right?