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Indian weddings Katriann Kaasik HTG 10D. Overview  Called vivaah  Importance of weddings  Big celebrations, may extend for several days  Organized.

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1 Indian weddings Katriann Kaasik HTG 10D

2 Overview  Called vivaah  Importance of weddings  Big celebrations, may extend for several days  Organized by parents  Consists of many different rituals which vary in different regions

3 Bridal preparations  Looking their best  Sari  Golden jewellery (nose ring, anklet)  Henna (often replaced with alta)

4 Most common rituals  Performed by the bride`s father  Gifting away the daughter  Placing the bride`s hand to the groom`s  Groom promises to bride´s father to not fail the girl in his persuit on dharma, artha and kama Kanyadaan

5 Panigrahana  Holding the hands ceremony  Sign of their union  Groom announces his acceptance of responsibilities  Groom faces west, bride in front of him

6 Saptapadi  The most important ritual  Seven steps around the Holy Fire  Seven vows, like happiness, children etc.  After this couple legally becomes husband and wife

7 Something interesting  During the wedding ceremony it is traditional for the bride´s sisters and cousins to steal the grooms shoes  Henna tattoos on brides hands often include the initials of the groom.  At the end of the ceremony groom sprinkles red powder (kumkum) in a parting in the brides hair  It is unacceptable for anyone to wear black and white clothes in an indian wedding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwvKFFaPaRM

8 Sources  Maad ja rahvad. Dorling Kindersley. Kirjastus Varrak, Tallinn 2000, lk 171   wedding.html wedding.html   may-not-know.html may-not-know.html  https://www.youtube.com/ https://www.youtube.com/  Pildid: https://www.google.ee/https://www.google.ee/


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