Traditional Indian Wedding

Traditional Indian Wedding - • The mehendi party...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/25/11 Traditional Hindu Indian Wedding! By Nakul Shah
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3/25/11 Ghordana In India, weddings were most commonly arranged by parents When marriages were arranged, a man visits a woman and her family and decides whether he wants to wed her. Once the wedding is decided a ghordana takes place so that the families can meet prior to the Engagement
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3/25/11 Engagement Party Can be done anytime after the families have decided on a wedding Included a Motli ceremony, where the bride’s family presents gifts and sweets to the groom’s family before the religious ceremony which will officially make the couple “engaged” Follows with dance performances by the couple’s family members as well
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3/25/11 Mehendi/Sangeet/Piti Before the wedding the women in both the groom and bride’s family get mehendi (henna) put on their hands. The bride has mehendi done on her hands, arms, and feet
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Unformatted text preview: • The mehendi party generally has food and dancing as well • The Piti is done by putting a yellow paste on the bride’s arms and face 3/25/11 3/25/11 Garba • The garba is celebrated in a large hall where many family members are invited to take part in a traditional Gujurati dance celebration • Large dancing circles are formed where everyone takes part in the traditional dance • Also included Raas, which is danced with dandiya sticks in your hands 3/25/11 3/25/11 Wedding • The wedding includes many religious ceremonies • The groom arrives on an elephant or horse, escorted by his family who play music and dance alongside the horse • As the groom waits at the “alter” the bride arrives un a doli held by her brothers and male cousins 3/25/11 3/25/11 Reception • The wedding reception begins with dance performances by the couple’s family • Followed with dancing and food...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course ARTS AND S 101 taught by Professor Salime during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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