Marriage has a century-long tradition. Accordingly, many customs have evolved over time to fixed components of the wedding ceremony. Some are designed to keep the bride and groom mischief; others stand for happiness, love, fidelity, fertility and health. Some changed their meanings or have been forgotten. Sometimes people cannot understand how a certain wedding custom is originated and how important it was. Often the reason or purpose for a specific custom is also not contemporary, yet easy to include wedding customs. Most customs and habits have been preserved in the rural areas and as is usual with unwritten customs, varied exercise from wedding to wedding.
When you think about Indian weddings, you think of colorful dresses, colorful wedding jewelry and a lavish celebration that lasts several days. Often this is the case. However, there are different diverse traditions in the Hindu society, and many possibilities of marrying Hindu. While writing the Hindu wedding ritual act there is no specific age for marriage, but the ritual has applied in each caste married within which it will be recognized. The fire has a great importance in the Hindu wedding. So also with the now most commonly performed form of marriage, the so-called Brahma wedding. The focus of the events is the offering made by fire Yajna. The participants sit cross-legged around the fire pit and speak the Sanskrit mantras with a priest who conducts the ritual recited. In another ritual, called Kanyadan ceremony, the bride’s father gives his daughter to the groom. He puts his and her hands the two together, wrap them with a flower garland and pray for the assistance of the gods Ganesha and Kama, the gods of love. After further ceremonies, which may be quite different in the Hindu tradition, follows the most important of all Hindu wedding rituals, which gives the validity of their marriage. The Saptapadi, the seven-time circumambulation of the fire, is the culmination of every Hindu marriage. The seven circles are symbolic of the seven vows that the couples are to: to honor and respect, to share good and bad times together, to trust each other and recognize the values â€‹â€‹of the other. With the fifth circumambulation of the fire the couple confirmed the promise of purity and adherence to family responsibilities. The last two circles stand for the pledge of the couple to be righteous and to nurture their love forever. Finally, the bridegroom’s wedded consecrated red color dabbed on the vertex and a point on the dabs of her forehead, she will wear from now on as a sign of a married woman. The bride and groom are also wearing wedding rings