There is about 4,890,000 Sindhis in India. This Indo Aryan Clan has a
significant role in the Culture and Religion of India. They also form a
major part of the Indian Business Class. Some of the famous Sindhi Business
People are Hinduja Brothers, N. Hirananadani, S. Advani, L.K. Advani and D.
Sindhis are Indo - Aryan Language speaking Socio Ethnic Group of people
originating in Sindh which is a part of Pakistan today. During the partition
of India, those Sindhis who were Hindus migrated to India while the Muslim
Sindhis remained back in Pakistan. As per the historical pages, the Sindhis
belong to the aboriginal tribes of India called the Munda. There is also a
close link to the Moen - Jo - Daro and the Sindhi Clan. In Sindhi language,
Moen means Dead People; Jo means of and Daro means of Mound. Thus Moen Jo
Daro means People of the Mound. It is said that a large proportion of the
Sindhi Clan was eradicated with the flood which came in the Moen-Jo-Daro
Sindhis which came from Sindh are basically the Business Class people of
India who are richer than the Average India in every sphere of life.
Sindhi Karhi, Sindhi Malai Kofta, Methi Waaraa, Khichri and Sindhi
Pulao are some of the famous Sindhi Delicacies which are prepared in the
The Bride wears a Heavy Work Embroided Lehnga and Chunri which can be
any of the bright color. Heavy Gold
is also of
great importance in the Upite Marriage. The Groom, usually wears a
Sherwani with Jootis and Pagari. The Sherwani is of light color and the
Topi/Safa is of dark red color.
of Sindhi Wedding
All the Sindhi Weddings have some common pre and on marriage ceremonies
» Pre - Marriage Ceremonies :
Misri Ceremony : Misri Ceremony is the ritual where the rings
are exchanged between the boy and the girl. It is thought that the
fourth finger of the hand has the passage to the Girls Heart. So the
Groom puts the ring in the fourth finger of the left hand of the girl.
Simultaneously, the girl puts the ring in the right hand of the groom.
This completes the heart.
Mehandi : Various designs of flowers, animals and leaves are
made on the hands and the feet of the Bride. After this ceremony, the
Bride gets ready for the marriage. When the Groom enters the Brides
Home, he puts his Foot over the Brides Feet, signifying he will lead the
relationship from now onwards. After this the Grooms feet are washed
with milk signifying his welcome in the Brides Home.
» Marriage Ceremonies :
Kanyadan : After applying some turmeric paste on the Girls hand,
the father of the Bride gives her hand in the hands of the Groom. This
signifies that he is passing on his responsibility to the Groom. This
Ritual is called Kanyadan - Kanya meaning Daughter and Daan meaning
Hastamilap Ceremony : After the Brides Father Hands over her
hands to the Groom, both of them join hands. 24 Threads of Cotton are
winded together and then placed on the hands of the bride and the Groom.
This thread is then offered to the God. After this, the Bride and the
Groom are made to sit in front of the Pyre. Vows are recited as the
couple moves around the fire in a circle. As they sit down after four
circle, around the Fire God, the Brides hands are filled with rice, oats
and leaves by her brothers and Uncles. This Ritual called the HastaMilam
signifies the union of the two souls. The marriage is somenized and the
elders/relatives of the bride and the bridegroom give their blessings to
the newly married couple.
Salt Ceremony : This last ceremony is done in the Grooms hand,
where the Bride passes on a fistful of Salt to the Groom without
dropping a pinch of salt. This procedure is repeated with the entire
family signifying that she will mix with the Grooms family like the Salt
- Sindhi Ceremonies are simple without much of pomp and Show -
unlike other Indian Marriages which usually involves a lot of music
and light show.
- The Feast of the Sindhi Marraige is usually a mix of Vegetarian
and Non - Vegetarian Food with drinks.
- If you wish to bless or congratulate the married couple, then you
may do so on the completion of the marriage.
- Sindhis are spread all over the India Sub Continent. If you wish
to attend any of the Sindhi Marriage, then contact us for the
- Dress is not a issue in Sindhi Marriages. You may wear as per your
wish until and unless its not too short.
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