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Punjabi Wedding

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Like all the other colorful festivals of India, Weddings make an important part of the Indian Culture. Every Indian Wedding is filled with colors of lights, fireworks, songs, dances and Indian Tatoo. Most of the preparations of Indian Weddings begins months ago of the Wedding. Each and every aspect of the Wedding is filled with fun glamor, pomp and show. Indian Weddings are nothing less than any other festival. When it comes to weddings, its time for the thrill !
About Punjab/ Punjabis

Known as the land of rivers, punjab is located just near the heart of India. Standing side by side to the Capital of India - Delhi, its a place filled with grasslands, farmers and simple yet full of life people. The beauty of Punjab lies in its people and their colorful culture. The local language of Pujabis is Gurumukhi, though Punjabis are quite conversant in English and Hindi.

Punjab is famous for its fields. Being in Punjab means being in the fields.

Punjabi Feast
Wedding Food
On the Wedding Day, special preparations are done for the feast of the Wedding. Special Punjabi delicacies like Mughlai Chicken and Gajar ka Halwa are prepared on this Day. Not only the food are delicious, but their aromas are also too good. Indian Weddings are known for the wedding feasts, so one must not miss them out!

Wedding Dress
Wedding Dress
The Bride wears the brighly colored red Ghaghra Choli with a lot of Gold Ornaments. The Groom on the other hands wear the Sherwani - long designer shirt with trousers. He also wears a Pagdi ( Cap) and Duppata with Sherwani. There are special Shoes called Jootis which are worn along the Sherwani.

Punjabi CoupleCustoms of Punjabi Wedding :
All the Punjabi Weddings have some common pre and on marriage ceremonies :

» Pre - Marriage Ceremonies :

Rokka : In this one the boy and girl commit to marry each other. Once Roka is done, the boy and the girl cannot marry anyone else.

Mangni : Mangni means Engagement - In this the Bridegroom to be goes with his family to the Brides. Here the rings are exchanged. This ceremony marks the generalized approval of Marriage from both sides.

Chunri Chadan : In this the Bridegroom goes to the Brides home with a Thaal of Shagun. Here the red colored chunri/silken robe is put on the head of the bride and the Jwellery to be worn by the bride on the Wedding Day is given.

Sangeet : A day before the marriage, the marriage songs are sung, dances are done and sweets are distributed among the relatives and well wishers.

Mehandi : On the day of the Sangeet itself, the Mehandi or Indian Tatoo are drawn on the hands and feet of the Bride. This occasion is one of the most important part of Indian Wedding.

» Marriage Ceremonies :

Chuda Ceremony : On the day of the Marriage, in the morning hours, a Chuda (Bangles - Indian Jwellery), is given by the brides to be In - Laws. After Puja/ Prayers done in front of the God, the bride wears the Chuda and then seeks blessings of the God and her elders.

Sehrabandi & Ghodi Chadna : Evening is the time when the Barat from the Grooms side sets off to the Brides home. For this the Groom rides on the Ghodi ( She - Horse). Songs are sung and the Grooms family dances as they cover the area till they reach the Brides home.

Milni Ceremony : As soon as the Grooms side reaches the Bidres Home, MILNI is performed. The Grooms family is received by the Brides family. Rose Petals are sprinkled and perfume is sprayed on them. First the Elders are invited, then the turn of the youngsters come.

Varmala and Phera Ceremony : After the Barat reaches the brides home and they are welcomed then the Groom is taken to the stage. Then the Garlands are exchanged in between the Bride and the Groom. This is called as Varmala Ceremony. After the Varmala Ceremony, the bride and the groom are led to the mandap. Here they sit in front of the God Fire. Pheres ( rounds taken in front of a small pyre while chantings is done) are taken and then the blessings. The pheres solmenize the Punjabi Wedding.

Not to be Missed

Golden Temple - Even if you are on a visit to Punjab to see the Indian Wedding; one must see the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Its Golden Tomb can be from kilometers and its beauty reflects in the waters surrounding the Guru Baba Sahib. It can be easily reached from any part of Punjab. It is also easily accessible from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Our Suggestions
  • Punjabis are full of thrive. Attending any of the Punjabi Weddings is one of the best things to do in Punjab.
  • One can dress up as they wish in a Punjabi Wedding, but attending the Punjabi Wedding in the typical Punjabi Dress add to the vigor.
  • Try out as many as Indian Delicacies while in a Wedding. Punjabis are one of the best food makers around the country.
  • If you visiting Punjab to attend the Wedding, then take some time out to see the tourist attractions of Punjab like - Rock Garden, Jalianwala Bagh, Shalimar Gardens, Noor Mahal and Badshahi Masjid.
  • Winters of Punjab can be quite chilly. If you are attending Punjabi Wedding anytime in between November - January end, then pack some warm wollens for your journey.
  • Direct trains will take you to Punjab. There are even flights to the main cities of Punjab. For further details contact us.
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