Marriages of Uttar Pradesh or Upite Marriages have a different distinction.
Purely Vegetarian and with long hour rituals, these take hours to complete.
A Upite howsoever forward he may be; when it comes to marriage, he follows
all the rituals dedicately. There is a lot of Pomp and Show involved with
calling for full drama.
About Uttar Pradesh/ Upites
Uttar Pradesh - the land of Krishna, Mahabharata and Ramayana, is a place
where people give a lot of importance is given to the religious ceremonies.
Gods are prayed, elders are the head of the family and tirthyatras are of
utmost importance. Here is the land of Gods where Kumbh Mela is held, Ravan
is burned down and Lord Rama prayed, colors of Holi sprayed and the Krishna
is revered. All the functions, ceremonies and ritual of Uttar Pradesh are
held around its original roots.
Simple yet advance - is the trademark of the people of Upites.
One of the most heavy Indian Food is prepared in the Upite Marriage.
Though the food is Vegetarian, still it has the gourmands like Gajar Ka
Halwa, Kheer, Shahi Paneer. Golgappey, Jalebi, Laccha Parantha and so
on. This Marriage Feast is something which cannot be missed out any
The Bride wears a Heavy Works Embroided Lehnga and Chunri which can be
any of the bright color. Heavy Gold Jewelery 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
of Upite Wedding
All the Upite Weddings have some common pre and on marriage ceremonies
» Pre - Marriage Ceremonies :
Rokka : This is the Tradition where the boy and the girl get
committed to each other. In this it is decided that the boy and the girl
so engaged will marry each other and no one else.
Mangni : Mangni - The Engagement, is the formal acceptance of
the both the families, that the boy and the girl are now a part of both
the families. Marriage Rings are exchanged in this ceremony.
Chunri Chadan : A few days before the marriage, the
to-be-in-laws of the Groom come with the Thaal of Shagun to the Brides
home. . Here the red colored chunri/silken robe is put on the head of
the bride and the Red Bangles (Indian Jewellery) to be worn by the bride
on the Wedding Day are given.
Sangeet : A day before the marriage, the marriage songs are
sung, dances are done and sweets are distributed among the relatives and
Mehandi : Mehandi or the Indian Tatoo is one important function
of the Indian Marriage. A day before the Marriage, the Mehandi is
applied on the hands and feet of the Bride. It is said, more the color
of the mehandi, more will the bride be loved by her In - Laws.
» Marriage Ceremonies :
Chuda Ceremony : In the early hours of the Marriage day, the In
- Laws of the Bride come and present a red Saree/ Ghaghra Chunri to the
Bride. These are to be worn by the Bride in the evening for the
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 : The Groom and his relatives are received by
the Girls relatives at the Marriage Venue. Rose petals and perfume is
sprayed on them as they are welcomed inside the Wedding Hall.
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 signify that the boy and
the girl have become the married couple.
Not to be Missed
Taj Mahal - Situated in Agra, this Mousolem made in the memory
of Beloved wife of Shah Jahan - Mumtaz Mahal, is one of the SEVEN
WONDERS OF THE WORLD. Its a must see for all those visiting Uttar
- Upites marriage are usually held in winters and at night time.
Winters are quite chilly with the temperatures dipping down to 3 Deg.
So if you are about to attend a Upite Marriage, then do pack in a lot
of warm woolens.
- The Feast of a Upite Marriage is usually loaded with Stumpuous
Vegetarian Food. So don't expect and
insist for a Non - Vegtarian Food. In any case, the delicacies
prepared in any of the Indian Marriages are not to be missed out.
- Traditionally the couple is blessed when its standing on the
Marriage Stage. If you want to wish them, then go on the stage.
- If you visiting Uttar Pradesh then don't forget to see some of the
Marvels here. See something like the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, Fathepur
Sikri, Shirdi Mazar and the Yamuna. Be there in Varanasi to see the
beautiful river Ganges flowing by.
- There are Direct trains to all
the major cities of Uttar Pradesh. Once you are in Uttar Pradesh, you
can also cover distances by Cab. For further details contact us.
- For Tours and further information, contact us.