The Punjabi language is spoken by native people of Panjabi origin in India and worldwide. Punjabi language is widely used for communication by the people in Pakistan, England, Canada, UAE, United States, and Australia. Also there is cultural influence through Bollywood films among the Indian diaspora. Punjabi wedding are mostly organized in Punjabi with reflection of Punjabi traditions. The Punjabi people are generally well income and business class living in various parts of the globe. They may prefer to marry to a partner with Punjabi culture or original family.
The traditional marriage ceremony of Sikhs and Punjabi are packed with dance, music, rituals with delicious foods. Wedding ceremony of Punjabi are steps of cultural programs.
At this function the groom and bride committed for wedlock with matrimonial proposals. Before the engagement a ceremony called ‘Rokka’ where the groom’s family comes to the bride’s house to give gift and blessings. One the engagement day “Mangni” is ver high profile, when the bride’s family members come to groom’s home with jewellery gifts to confirm the marriage. On the Sagai day, the bride’s father applies ‘Tikka’ on the groom’s forehead. Sangeet day is celebrated in a banquet hall where the women sing Punjabi songs and dance party dinner. Mehndi ceremony is major program before marriage, where both the bride and groom apply Mehendi to their palms, hands and feet. Bride apply the Mehndi which gifted by her future Mother in Law.
Marriage Day Ceremony
This function is arranged at the bride’s house or wedding venue with mutually decided. First introduction ‘Milni’ of Sikh marriage ‘Ardas’ is done by the head in charge Sikh scriptures with the family members. The bride’s side gives ‘Shagun’ to the groom’s father. Next is Jaimala (Varmala) where both groom and bride exchange flowers garlands on each other by accept each other love to live together. Then the ‘Kanyadaan’ ceremony where the bride’s father gives his daughter hand to the groom. And ‘Saath Pheras’ with the 7 rounds circles of sacred fire. Now the groom applies Sindoor (vermilion) to his bride and ties necklace which called ‘Mangalsutra Rasam’. After the rituals the couple touches the feet of elder family members for their blessings for happy marriage. Finally the ‘Joota Chupai’(hiding the shoes) by bride’s sisters which is fun tradition and they charge gift from groom to return his shoes.
After the wedding, the ‘Doli Vidaai’ is the departure of newly married bride from her parental house and says goodbye to her parents and family. Then she is welcomed by her mother-in-law and accepts her Bahu as newest daughter. Reception at the Groom’s house newly married couple, first the bride step to house with her right foot at entrance door before she enters the house. Then, along with her husband, she must offer puja in their room. Wish you a very happy wedding.
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