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Marathi wedding rituals
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wedding rituals are performed with a lot of gaiety and enthusiasm. Maharashtrian
Weddings are performed in proper traditional way and all the rituals are
performed by a priest. Hence, these comprise of the typical Hindu wedding
rituals. Each stage in the wedding ritual in Maharashtra has some important
significance and it is more of a homely affair than a boisterous show. Unlike
the other wedding rituals in India, the Maharashtrian Wedding rituals are
carried out in day time, mostly in the afternoon. It is rather the wedding that
is celebrated in simplest way. It is less lavish than the other weddings in
The families present packets of sugar to each other as the
token that the match is accepted by both the parties. Then Kelvan is carried out
where both the families feast together. The Haldi ceremony consists of the bath
of bride and groom. Both of them are applied with Turmeric and Sandalwood paste.
The brideís parents carry out Seemant Puja, where the groom is given gifts by
While in Mangalsutra Bandhan, the groom ties a necklace weaved in black and golden
strings around the brideís neck. Now she is a married woman and continues to
wear the necklace for lifetime. The wedding rituals end with Vivah Home,
Saptapadi and Karmasamapti. In Saptapadi the newly wedded couple makes seven
rounds around the holy fire. They make seven vows in this ceremony.
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