Monday, April 28, 2008

Hindu Marriages In India

Marriage is an important social event in India remembered for lifetime, which bonds two families. An Indian marriage is a feast for the eyes whether conducted grand or simple as it involves not only the bride and the bridegroom but the entire family, friends and relatives. Wedding is considered as a great event, as two souls are uniting together and the bride is leaving her parents to begin a new life with her husband.

Traditional Indian Hindu marriages are mostly arranged. The parents of both the girl and the boy are the deciding authorities. The first step starts with the selection of the bride and the bridegroom by the parents. There are marriage bureaus to help selection of a suitable match. Once they like each other, matching of horoscopes of the bride and the bridegroom is checked. Visits to each others place are arranged for interview. If agreed, further talks are held to finalize details such as date, time and place of marriage, method of conducting, and sharing of expenses etc.
Traditional Hindu wedding ceremony is commonly celebrated grand in three parts namely, pre wedding ceremony, main day ceremony and post wedding ceremony. Each day has its own significance and meaning. The pre wedding celebrations mainly includes engagement. The main function is on the wedding day and the post day rituals include reception.
Hindu weddings usually take place at bride's place or at a common place decided by both the families. The marriage ceremonies generally take place at a decorated hall where family members, relatives and friends gather. The main day of the wedding involves different traditional meaningful rituals. The bride and the groom are dressed in traditional Indian wear, suitable for local requirements. The groom ties the Mangalsutra, a sacred thread of love and goodwill, around the neck of the bride on the day of the marriage, signifying their union.

Now-a-days the number of love marriages is gradually increasing. Some are accepted by parents and conducted as traditional wedding. Some times the parents don’t accept. The boy and the girl simply get married in a Registrar's office legally, with the help of friends.

2 comments:

۞ जयरामकृष्णन्हरी ۞ ஜெயசத்குரு ۞ ராதேகிருஷ்ணா said...

Shiva and Parvathi refer to the Mass and Energy.
The names like Shaktha directly refers to Matter and Sakthi directly refers to Energy.

The Marriage of Matter and Energy is the whole universe. E= MC^2 is the modern representation of the old subject. Per Ancient way of living the C not just refers to light but also to the Human consciousness. The consciousness or Brahman is always in constant flux of marriage of Matter and Energy. The personalification of Brahman is various forms and names of objects in universe. This is the result of marriage of Shiva and Parvathi. Their marriage gives life of universe.

Also its important to remember that Matter is no differnet from Energy, its just a realm of energy to appear like having weight and properties. in words of edwin Scodinger Electron is not a particle, but tendency of energy to appear like Matter.

Consciousness with pure love/knowledge can absolutly have control over the Matter and Energy. Whole Patanjali shidda system is based on this. All meditation is to understand the Shiva and Sakthi with in us.

Its a way to realise the Self. The self is always in marriage of Shiva and Parvathi.


This holy act of marriage can be viewd from other prespective, this is my prespective Scientifically.

Mike said...

Much better you split your explanation into subtitle because it is a way of respecting one culture and very sensitive issue when readers look at it as for the sake of posting. This is about one holy nice culture related to religion.

Discipline In Writing must takes first, by clean paragraph to edify many readers in observing the beauty of The Holy Hindu religion.

I am very sincere and highly honest in making my comment. I mean a real prosperity.