India is a hub of hundreds of wedding rituals where hundreds of marriages are accomplished according to their own religion. Out of these, Sikhmatrimony rituals are quite famous among all kinds of religious marriages that take place on the country. As we stated above that Sikh wedding rituals happen to be one of the best wedding rituals that are quite different and amazing as compared to any other wedding ritual. All such rituals are performed in the presence of the family members of both the sides of the family.
In either ways, the wedding rituals have to be performed as they are the most important part of a wedding without which a wedding has no meaning. In any type of a wedding, the wedding couple are blessed to lead a happy married life. In other words, these wedding rituals are not meant to be performed for the sake of them. In fact, they have hidden meanings where each and every ritual is performed for the happy and prosperous life of the wedding couple. In this post, we are going to update you with some of the sacred wedding rituals of a Sikh matrimony.
Now, please take a look at some of the sacred Sikh wedding rituals without them a wedding can't be accomplished:
On Sikh weddings, Kurmai is also known as engagement ceremony that happens to be the first ritual in such weddings. It's followed by Akhand Path where both the families of the bride and the groom start off with all the sacred wedding rituals and other ceremonies by reading the entire Guru Granth Sahib. Soon after this ritual, the wedding date is fixed by the two respective Sikh families. Finally, both the bride and the groom have to exchange the wedding rings.
After the completion of engagement ceremony between a Sikh bride and the groom, the next wedding ritual that comes forth is known as Chunni Chadhai. The ceremony starts right after the engagement where the groom's family visits the bride's family. The bride's mother has to cover the face of the bride's head with a Chunni.
In general, both the Chooda and Mehendi ceremony happen together in a Sikh wedding. Well, this happens to be an integral part of a Sikh matrimony system where bride is first applied with a paste of turmeric on her hands and feet. The ceremony looks beautiful in the presence of attractive mehndi/henna designs.
Now, for the Chooda ceremony, the bride's maternal uncle has to gift the bride with a set of attractive white and red bangles. These bangles have to be dipped in milk before they are to be presented. Additionally, Golden ornaments that are basically known as Kalires are to be tied to the bangles. In general, both the Mehendi and Chooda ceremony are performed one after the other
Maiya & Gana
Maiya is one of the most crucial Sikh wedding rituals where both the bride and the groom are not allowed to leave their places before the wedding date.
Music or Sangeet
Music or Sangeet is just another Sikh wedding ritual where a red colored thread is just tied to the bride's left and the groom's right hand. This is done basically to protect both the bride and the groom from all kind of evil things.
Vatna is quite similar to the Haldi ceremony observed in Hindu wedding rituals where a paste of turmeric is applied to both the groom and the bride before the wedding. This is just to maintain the natural glow.
Conclusion- Sikh matrimony rituals are performed with full dedication to bless the wedding couple in the best possible ways.