Indian Marriages-An Overview

Hinduism recognizes men and women as two halves of divine body. Hindu matrimony symbolize the divine concept for the union of these two halves. According to Hindu scriptures, the basic idea behind a Hindu marriage is the lifelong union of man and woman so that the two can move forward in their lives and achieve their goals. The union ensures that the two stay together in happy and difficult times and pursue their worldly duty. Understanding the needs of each other and sacrifice for the happiness of the other is the essence of a Hindu marriage.

Marriage is a turning point in everybody’s life. India is having a special status about marriages through out the whole world. This may be due to the relation between wife and husband, respect given by the people to marriages etc,. There is a lot of meaning in Hindu marriages. Lot of vows are taken by bride and bridegroom.

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Hindu marriages join two individuals. It is the union of two people giving a promise that they wont leave each other through their life.
                 Both the bride and bridegroom will have seven rounds around the Agnigunda by praying the god.
                There are eight type of marriages base on the puranas
Indian Hindu weddings are are very filled with ritual and celebration that continue for several days. Generally anywhere between 100 to 10,000 people attend. Often, many of the attendees are unknown to the bride and bride groom themselves. Though most Indian marriages are arranged, some couples in urban areas consummate “love marriages”, in which the partners decide to marry each other without family involvement or assistance. The traditional Indian wedding is about two families being brought together socially, with as much emphasis placed on the families coming closer as the married couple.

Many wedding customs are common among Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and even Muslims. They combine local, religious and family traditions. The period of Hindu marriage ceremonies dates from the application (lagan) of tilak.

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