what are the traditions of Hindu people about marriage ?

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Question by magnolia: what are the traditions of Hindu people about marriage ?
i want to know about the traditions about marriage in india with the religion of hindu .

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Answer by Layla
the best person to ask would be a hindu priest.

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Comments (6)

  1. cutiepie81289

    The only thing I know is that their marriages are arranged what a pity you can’t be in love to marry.

  2. sunil c

    hindu people are broad minded. in the religion of hindu u have to accept hinduism after marriage. in the presence of pandita(the monk) all marriage ceromany done. u have to keep 7 promises around the fire.

  3. q_ri_us

    Well I did a project on Hinduism so I can only tell you what I read.Although it is banned in India, it is trditional that the bride family must pay dowery to the groom.
    It is a triditional that the husband to be is selected by the bride’s parents, (arrange marriage)

  4. izzynindie

    you don’t have to be a hindu to marry a hindu, and not all the marriages are arranged. My friend is Hindu and she just married a white american guy, in a traditional hindu wedding… I think the tradition is nice, but not all ther rules need to be followed anymore.

  5. Sudharshan H

    You can find a lot of information about the hindu marriage ceremony from the following site :
    http://www.vivaaha.org

  6. tinu n

    Barring last two all the answers above are useless comments.

    But its a long answer . Its step by step discription of a typical north Indian wedding:

    A typical Hindu Indian marriage begins with the selection of an auspicious day, and time to perform the wedding. A day before the wedding, the bride’s palm and feet are decorated with henna or mehendi. The Indian wedding ceremony is conducted in a mandap, a special dias decorated with flowers for the occasion.

    The Indian wedding procession of the groom, the Baraat, is a main event on the groom’s side. The baraat headed by a display of fireworks, accompanied by the rhythm of the dholak or melam, reaches the meeting point, where the elders of both the families meet and welcome the groom with garlands and aarati.

    JAI MALA In the days of yore, kings and captains used to organize `Swayamvars’ where the princess would choose her life partner after observing his miraculous martial feats.
    in a Swamvar, the bride has chosen the groom of her own free will, without threat or inducement, and by garlanding the groom first she makes her wish to wed him public. One may say that by this ritual, she has announced her intention from housetop. The guests and relatives bless them. They now move to the mandap – the vedi or sanctum sanctorum – where Vivah Sanskar – Vedic wedding will be solemnized.

    After this the bride, decked with the finest of jewelry, and the groom sit in the mandap in front of the sacred fire, where the kanyadaan is performed. Kanyadaan is the ritual where the bride is given to the groom by her father, symbolizing giving of the bride to Vishnu. Next, the groom ties the knot. The ritual of pradakshina follows, where the bride and the groom walk seven times around the sacrificial fire. The last stage of the Indian marriage ceremony is the saptapadi, where the bride and the groom take seven steps together facing the north, after which the bride shifts to the groom’s left. The couple is now declared married.

    Marriage vows are exchanged with each round around the circle.
    each circle is foe a different vow.

    The acual ceremony is more or less same all over India.But some customs and style differ.

    Like Jaimal . in some communities bride and groom exchange garlands , in Mandap only , wheras in some its also performed the initial ceremony before going to mandap.

    Bride can say no anytime before the last round in front of fire.

    So both bride and groom get at least 8 chances to get out of it. One at jaimal and at least 7 during the ceremony in front of fire.

    Off course after the seventh round or seventh step , whichever is followed in ceremony, marriage is considered a binding.