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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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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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Indian Wedding Invitations

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There are few things in one’s life that is as important as when two people finally become one through marriage. The day when a man swears his undying loyalty to the woman who he has chosen to be with for the rest of his life and when a woman gives all of herself to the man she has dreamed of all her life. Truly, there is nothing as beautiful or as momentous as a wedding and for the couple, it will be a memory cherished for the rest of their lives. But though many couples strive to make their weddings as memorable as possible, there are relatively few weddings that can truly be called...

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