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Parsi wedding rituals
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ceremonies are traditional ceremonies comprising of three main elements. The
rituals and customs in Parsi weddings are strikingly similar in concept to the
traditional Indian weddings. The starting of the wedding is however similar to
that of the engagement. The ritual are interesting to explore.
The next day the groom’s families go to the bride’s
house and gift her jewellery and clothes. Supranu Murat ceremony is similar to
the Haldi and Mehendi ceremony of other Indian weddings. Five married women make
a paste of turmeric in milk which is applied to bride and groom’s body. After
this the bride and the groom undergo the holy bath in Nahan ceremony.
Ara Antar is the ceremony in
which the couple sits facing each other with the cloth held between them. Seven
rounds are performed by the priest and the couple throws rice on each other. In
Chero Bandhvanu the couple is tied together with seven strands. The further
ceremonies that take place are Haath Borvanu, Pag Dhovanu and Chero Chorvanu. In
all these fun filled events the sister in law of the groom puts his hand in
water, pours milk on his shoes and removes the threads tying them on payments by
After the wedding, the reception takes place.
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