Indian Weddings – Punjabi weddings are all about their pomp and show; it is in the culture of Punjab. Lavish, extravagant and fun is how we can describe Punjabi marriage. With number of rituals, performed before and after the wedding, it takes lot of thought and planning a week-long modern Punjabi wedding. These rituals are fun and perfect occasion for dance and celebrations.
Punjabi Weddings – Pre Wedding Rituals
Roka Ceremony: Important and the first ritual of any Punjabi wedding, it is a small function which involves exchange of gifts, sweets, dry fruits as a commitment from both the families. Pic Courtesy
Sagan: Usually held at Groom’s house where bride’s father blesses the groom with a tilak and officially accept him as part of the family. As for female, she’s gifted with the traditional Phulkari (Traditional Embroidered Stole) along with jewelry at her maternal house. Pic Courtesy
Sangeet & Mehandi Ceremony: Sangeet ceremony takes place just few days before the marriage, female members of the family sing and dance to celebrate the occasion. Mehandi is applied on hands and feet of the bride. Pic Courtesy
Punjabi Weddings -Wedding Rituals
Before the wedding, the bride is given red and white bangles to wear by her maternal uncle. This is called the Chuda ceremony.
On the wedding day, a flower veil is tied on the groom’s forehead, after which he sits on the horse. These are called Sehrabandi & Ghodi Chadna rituals. Pic Courtesy
Punjabi Weddings – Punjabi weddings usually take place in Gurudwara. Pic Courtesy
Post Wedding Rituals
Viddai is one of the most emotional ceremony’s, the bride leaves for her marital home and throws back handful of rice towards her parental house as a thank you for a full life and love. Pic Courtesy
Reception ceremony is hosted by the groom’s family to give a warm welcome to new couple. Pic Courtesy
Punjabi weddings have many other traditional rituals which are followed in the modern day weddings. Every Indian community has their own set of wedding rituals and that’s what makes Indian weddings an interesting affair. Its All About Weddings!!