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Seven Vows / Saat Phera

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The ritual of saat pheras (Saptapadi) or seven vows is one of the most significant rituals of the Hindu wedding in India. The seven vows or the seven steps are of great mythological importance where the couple takes round the holy fire and every single round has its own significance. With every round, the bride and groom make one promise to each other. It is only after these pheras that the couple is declared as man and women. Each one of the phera has its own religious importance and the vows of saat pheras are as follows- First Step – Prayer for provision and nourishment In the first step...

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Kanyadaan in an Indian Wedding

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In an Indian wedding, there are lots of rituals. Most of these have a religious connotation behind them. In addition, these have emotional significance too. The various rituals in an Indian wedding include the sangeet, mehandi, saat phere and kanyadaan. It is not possible to do all these in one day. Hence these rituals last for many days. These begin much before the wedding and continue even after the wedding is over. The most emotional ritual in an Indian wedding remains the kanyadaan. As per Hindu mythology, a Hindu person has to do certain daan, or donation, in order to receive moksha or...

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Shopping for Indian Wedding Dresses

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The perfect Indian wedding dress can make any bride shine on her big day.  Today’s styles effectively blend contemporary shapes and designs with a touch of traditional culture, putting an emphasis on the latter. Accessories As a general rule, always use accessories that complement your wedding dress. If you’re looking to achieve an elegant look, a strand of pearls is a great accessory that you can wear. If you’re going for more of a romantic feel, it’s best to go with antique jewelry instead. Bridesmaid Dresses – Should They Match? Even though most brides choose matching...

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Wedding Saree

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India is a place of various cultures. Wedding is one of the grandest ceremonies in India. The wedding tradition varies across caste, region, religion etc. Though the wedding rituals and the design of wedding costumes vary along these factors, the main theme remains the same. With all the rituals and customs, brides mostly wear Indian wedding sarees (or sari) at the wedding. If you are looking forward to a classic Indian style wedding, you can start planning from your clothes. As there are many parts of the full wedding programs, you need several costumes ready for both bride and bridegroom....

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Solah Shringar for an Indian Bride

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Her wedding day is something every girl dreams about and plans for as long as she can remember. So, it is only natural that she would want to look her best on her wedding day, Different cultures have different ways of adorning the bride for her wedding. According to Indian culture, Solah Shringar is how a bride is beautified and adorned for her wedding Solah Shringar, when translated means, Sixteen Adornments. And as the name suggests, this refers to a combination of sixteen items that is used to help the bride look her best. Below mentioned is a list of the sixteen items that is...

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