A tradition in all indian weddings without which the wedding is incomplete the very name kanyadaan is made up of 2 words: kanya and daan while if taken literally, it means giving the daughter away, according to old hindu traditions, it means the gift of virginity or gifting a maiden yeah, well.
Indian weddings are traditionally multi-day affairs, and involve many intricate ceremonies, such as the painting of the hands and feet of the bride called a mehndi garlands are presented to guests of honor instead of corsages, and lots of flower or rose petals are thrown for good luck. Indian parents are the ones who are against love marriagethere are so many epics ,poetry and literary works which focus solely on love most of the god when they take an avatar on earth fall in love with their female consorts and they marry themegshiva-sathi,shiva-parvathi,karishna-rukmani etc. Wedding traditions in india india is a land steeped in culture and traditions it therefore comes as no surprise that marriages in india are marked by a lot of customs and traditions that are religiously followed to this day.
Indian christian weddings follow customs similar to those practiced in the christian countries in the west in states like goa but have more indian customs in other states in the past, the age of marriage was young the average age of marriage for women in india has increased to 21 years, according to 2011 census of india. The traditional arranged marriage has long been an integral part of the indian culture as against love marriage, it is the concept in which the parents and family members search for the prospective bride or the groom, through their acquaintances or advertisements in newspapers and marriage portals. Customs like child marriages, dowry and honor killings came into existence to enforce the preference of arranged marriage and discourage any intentions of love marriages from people’s minds india is a country where values and traditions are held above personal aspirations and happiness. Weddings are a celebration of love and commitment, and can also be a celebration of the couple's religion and culture one such ceremony that you might not be so familiar with a hindu wedding ceremony.
Love marriage culture is largely a gift from bollywood it is only as late as the 1980s that love marriages became remotely acceptable inter caste marriages and inter religious love marriages can still elicit considerably strong reactions in indian society. The wedding ceremony: indian weddings not only unite bride and groom but also their families family plays a key role in making life decisions india is a collectivist culture to the core the ceremony begins with arrival of groom.
Marriages in different religions jewish, buddhism, jain and christianity every religion has their own wedding customs though indian wedding is mainly associated with the hindu marriage ceremony, actually the indian marriage canopies the marriages of all the different existing religions in the country if you are interested in knowing. Sikh wedding customs, sikh marriage ceremonies pre-wedding rituals like most indian weddings, the date of the wedding is set after the mutual consent by both parties, sans the astrological or horoscopic readings, which are usually evaded by sikhs. Even love marriages and elopements were quite common the couple in love will elope and undergo what is known as ‘gandharva’ type of marriage from around 500 bc, the vedic hindu culture gave rise to what we have come to known as hinduism.
Arranged marriage the traditional arranged marriage has long been an integral part of the indian culture as against love marriage, it is the concept in which the parents and family members search for the prospective bride or the groom, through their acquaintances or advertisements in newspapers and marriage portals. Hindu marriage rituals & customs a hindu wedding not only involves the bride and groom but the entire community, friends, family and relatives as everybody participates in their coming together of the to-be couple.
-indian culture very much allows love marriage and has always supported and approved of it indian parents are the ones who are against love marriagethere are so many epics ,poetry and literary works which focus solely on love most of the god when they take an avatar on earth fall in love with their female consorts and they marry themegshiva-sathi,shiva-parvathi,karishna-rukmani etc. Indian marriages are known for their opulent and vibrant look but in real there is much more than just the gloss and glamour in an indian wedding ceremony in fact, the indian wedding ceremonies are the most ritualistic and serious affair than any other kind of marriage performed any where else in the world. While western countries have the wedding band to signify marriage, in india the bride is expected to wear a mangalsutra (in western and northern regions) or thaali (in south india) post marriage in most traditions, the brides are expected to wear bangles as a sign of marriage.