Kanyadaan

Punjabi wedding rituals

Flamboyant, full of gaiety, and larger than life... these words describe a Punjabi wedding perfectly. The culture of Punjab oozes a sense of warmth that has been well captured in...

Telugu wedding rituals

Culturally rich, traditionally vibrant... these can well describe the people of Andhra Pradesh. It goes without saying that their weddings reflect the same. Traditionally called Teluginti pelli...

Maharashtrian wedding rituals

Among the many kinds of Indian weddings, the Maharashtrian (or Marathi) wedding is one of the most simplest but just as beautiful. With great emphasis laid on the rituals...

Tamil wedding rituals

Known for their simplicity and naivety, the Tamil community attaches great importance to age-old rituals and customs. Their weddings are an embodiment of their values and ideals...

The significance of kanyadaan

One of the most emotional moments in a Hindu wedding ceremony, the ritual of kanyadaan pulls the heartstrings at all the right...

Gujarati wedding rituals

Gujaratis, known for being mirthful, jovial and fun-loving, have a rich history of indigenous customs and rituals. Gujarati weddings are a reflection of all these and more. With a dose...

Hindu wedding rituals

While a Hindu wedding is a grand occasion of pomp and show, do we really know the intricacies involved? Do we really understand the essence of the...

Bihari wedding rituals

Considered to be one of the most elaborate wedding ceremonies of the country, traditionally Bihari weddings used to last for a month. With the paucity of time, it has been...

Malayalee wedding rituals

A Malayalee wedding has the rare distinction of being the shortest wedding ceremony in the entire Indian wedding scene. Yes, rituals are present but only a handful of them...

Oriya wedding rituals

Simplicity and straightforwardness well sums up an Oriya wedding. A wedding truly reflects the cultural essence of a community. An Oriya wedding sticks true to this statement...

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