Category Archive for: ‘Wedding Rituals’

  • Special Edition – Wedding Resources

    Special Edition – Wedding Resources

    Love, hope, excitement and a new beginning are words that come to mind when you think of newlyweds. In our previous Wedding Resources Guide, the wedding story of Annvi, a recent bride, was featured. Due to overwhelming response, we are including several personal stories in …

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  • Indian Wedding Rituals

    Indian Wedding Rituals

    Those not intimately familiar with Indian weddings may envision large, extravagant weddings complete with loads of money, glamour, and style all rolled into one to make one of the most important events in one’s life the most memorable. However, with all the glitz and sparkle …

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  • Wedding Garland: The Ritual of Varmala

    Wedding Garland: The Ritual of Varmala

    Marriage is a reality clothed in the magical attire of fantasy. It is a fairy tale that has its charming tentacles all over our minds and matter. Most often parents live to see this auspicious occasion in their young one’s lives. Sons and daughters wait …

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  • The Mangalsutra: A Sacred Symbol of Marital Union

    The Mangalsutra: A Sacred Symbol of Marital Union

    The word ‘mangalsutra‘ comprises of two Sanskrit words, Mangal and Sutra. Mangal means sacred or auspicious, while Sutra means cord. Thus, mangalsutra is a sacred thread that is tied around a woman’s neck during the wedding ceremony by her amidst holy chants, thereby giving her …

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