The rich Gujarati culture is deeply rooted in traditions and customs. These are very energetic and enthusiastic people who celebrate their special occasions and festivities with magnificence and splendor. A Gujarati marriage ceremony is a classic example of this ethnicity where people dress up in all the lovely colors of the rainbow. The Gujarati wedding attire displays their rich and colorful culture. A Gujarati wedding consists of many fun-filled rituals along with a lot of food, fun, and firecrackers. The wedding celebration lasts for days beginning with the engagement, or Sagai, to the wedding and the Gujarati wedding reception. There are even special, meaningful and fun rituals following the wedding reception. It’s not all about the fun though as there are many spiritual aspects to the Gujarati wedding as well. |
As in most of the other Indian communities, Gujaratis make marriage matches for their sons and daughters within their communities. When his daughter has grown up, her father immediately begins seeking a match for her. Gujaratis like for the boy and the girl to see each other and make the final decision of whether or not they will marry. If the couple decides they wish to marry, then begins the preparation for the Gujarati wedding as well as all of the traditional customs that entails.
Once the couple decides to become engaged, the Sagai is held. This is the ceremony that makes the commitment of the prospective bride and groom to each other official. The bride travels to the home of the groom taking an earthen container, or matli. Modern times makes this container available also in steel. The matli is filled with gifts and sweets for the groom and his family. Acceptance of the couple by each family is goal of this ceremony. This is followed with another ceremony during which 5 lades from both of the families come forward and bless the couple. Then they give their words to each other. Now it is official. The man and woman are engaged to be married.
To prepare for the engagement ceremony, some key items are needed. These include a ring, coconut, chundri, sava rupaiya, bangles, sweets, sari, bindi, and kumkum. When you have these things together, the ceremony will go off without a hitch.
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