Jan 23, 2014

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A Traditional Experience for the Bride and Groom

The romantic belief that there is a special someone for everyone is very much alive and is often seen when one goes to search for that person.finding “the one” can be accomplished. Once that special person found and they agree to a future together, it is important that the couple receives the blessings of their parents. During the proposal ceremony, the groom and his family go to the bride’s residence and meet with her family. In some cases, the proposal ceremony and engagement ceremony are combined. It is during that time that the families agree to the match and the marriage agreement is finalized. Weddings are a joyous occasional for not only the bride and groom but their families as well. A wedding symbolizes the union of the bride and groom and their commitment to each other. It is also symbolic the acceptance of that union by their families. Traditional weddings are gorgeous and involves the entire family. Traditional weddings in the Tamil community, typically last for one to two days with various rituals during that time.

While the matrimonial rituals may differ in each community, the weddings are usually reflective beautiful, sacred religious bonds of the bride, groom and their families. Prior to the Chennai Matrimony wedding, usually the night before, the Mehndi is held at the bride’s home. Traditionally done by the women in the bride’s family, henna is used on the bride’s hands and feet to create intricately designed symbols. The event consists of music and dancing with guest in vibrantly colored traditional outfits. The Pithi, a ritual of for good luck may be performed as well. In some communities the Nalangu, a cleansing ritual, and Pandakkal, a ritual seeking blessings from a deity, may be performed.

The wedding day is equally festival with processions of the broom and groom. The families are also involved in the Milni, which is where the families greet each other in an exchange of garlands. During the wedding, other traditional rituals are completed to ultimately cement the bond between newlyweds and their families. This bond helps to the couple is given a favorable start to their future together.

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