Indian wedding Rituals

Two Most Important, Essential Rituals in Hindu Weddings By Raj Shah

Two Most Important, Essential Rituals in Hindu Weddings By Raj Shah

In earlier wedding special issues of Desh-Videsh, I have discussed the importance of wedding rituals in Hindu weddings. A wedding for a Hindu family is not just a party and celebration, but it also fulfills one of the nine sanskars of life. In other words, Marriage, for every Hindu, is not merely pleasure, or romantic love, but an act of …

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Saptapadi

Saptapadi: The Seven Vows of Hindu Wedding

Saptapadi Hindu Wedding marriage knot northeasterly direction Besides the religious meaning behind the significant seven steps also called Saptapadi, there is also a mathematical rationale on performing the seven rounds circling the fire. A circle is 360 degrees and all numbers between 1 and 9 divide into 360 except the number 7. It becomes a non-terminating number, hence symbolizing the marriage …

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Saptapadi: The Seven Vows of Marriage

Saptapadi: The Seven Vows of Marriage

A Hindu marriage comprises of several meaningful rituals with varying degrees of significance. The rituals convey the values, which should be followed after marriage to lead to a happy married life. Marriages may be said to be made in Heaven, but they still need to be solemnized in this earth. A typical Hindu marriage is indeed an elaborate affair, with …

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