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Upite Wedding

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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.

Hindu Wedding Feast
Wedding Food
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 cost.

Wedding Dress
Wedding Dress
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 red color.

Hindu  CoupleCustoms 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 well wishers.

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 Marriage.

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 Pradesh/ India.

Our Suggestions
  • 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.
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