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Hindu Weddings are lavish affairs that may last for days. The food served at these occasions often reflect the financial position of the bride’s family; the greater the food choices the greater the wealth of the family. Food is also included in spiritual wedding rituals (1) a coconut placed in the bride’s hands by her father then handed to the groom represents a divine offering to ensure the marriage is blessed. Coconuts are considered a symbol of prosperity in Hinduism, (2) as the priest recites Vedic mantras a paste of cumin seeds and brown sugar crushed together and placed in a betel leaf are in turn by the bride and groom placed on each other’s head to represent the bitterness and sweetness of life, (3) in the Hindu tradition, rice represents sustenance. Guests were invited to throw sprinklings of turmeric-colored rice on the bride and groom as a blessing, (4) additionally, offerings of puffed rice were poured into the sacred fire which the priest keep burning by dousing occasionally with ghee, or clarified butter. ("Food Rituals in Hindu Weddings | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian," n.d.) A Hindu Wedding Menu may include one or all of these foods ("India Wedding Designs | Bridal Styles and Fashion: Indian Wedding Dinner Menu Ideas," n.d.) : Images ("Image of Hindu wedding foods - Bing," n.d.) PASS AROUND SNACKS Samosa -Fried Pyramid-Shaped Pastry Shell With A Potato and Green Pea Stuffing Malmali Seekh Kebab - Minced Mutton Smoked APPETIZERS Salad Bar - Cucumber & Tomato Slices, Lemon, Pickles, Mixed Vegetable Raita MAIN COURSE
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