Traditional Hindu Wedding in Goa
|VIVHA (LAGNA) SANSKAR:|
This is Grihastashram - the
marriage or wedding i.e. union of a bride and groom whose objective
is to achieve completeness of life. There are eight types of marriages
according to Ashvalayam Grihasutra Ashtvidhi Vivahprakar.
Of all these types, Brahmavivah is prevalent and is performed.
Before performing ay of the above Sanskaras or
rites, the following rituals are to be performed
Ganapati Pujan: whose objective
is to protect from any obstacle or danger.
If the horoscope tallies then the Prasad-vinanti is obtained from the Kuladeva (Family deity) of the groom. This is taking the permission of the deity for the marriage Then the auspicious day and time is to fixed. By the time Civil Registration of marriage is done. Before that marriage ritual cannot be performed by priest specially in Goa.
The chief rituals of the Vivah (marriage):
Vagdan: This is the word given
by both parents. This is as good as Sakharpuda.
|Celebrating your Hindu Wedding in Goa|
Mehendi Night / Heena Night
Mehndi is an important custom of a traditional wedding. The evening before the wedding, Mehndi is applied to the palms of the bride. This evening is celebrated with much pomp and show by all the female friends and family members. Traditional songs are sung and dances are performed. It is believed that Mehndi Night brings color to the life of the bride. The bride is showered with blessings by friends and family members. She is wished good luck in her life.
Wedding planners Goa can arrange the Mehndi at a venue of your choice. The entire venue is decorated with fresh flowers. Traditional Rangolis are put and floral entrance is done. We also arrange traditional welcome dance and the mehndi girls start applying henna on the palms of the bride and other ladies in various ethnic styles.
Music is arranged during the night. We can arrange Kawali Shows, Gazhal Nights or your own very traditional folk singers to add spice to the night. Various Fast food stalls are set up on the venue. Our planner always stays on site to ensure smooth proceedings of your Sangeet Night.
THE COLOR OF THE MEHNDI SYMBOLISES THE INTENSITY OF THE GROOM'S LOVE TOWARDS THE BRIDE. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE DEEPER IS THE COLOR OF THE MEHNDI, THE DEEPER IS THE LOVE OF THE GROOM FOR THE BRIDE.
Music forms an integral part of a Indian Wedding. Music is the soul of any Indian marriage ceremony. Without music and festivity, a wedding lacks the sparkle and nerve of a celebration. Weddings present an occasion when traditional music is usually played accompanied by various forms of dance whether traditional, folk or modern. The different types of music played before the wedding and during the course of various ceremonies, set the tone, mood and atmosphere for the entire wedding.
In most traditional Indian marriages, music sessions on both the bride and groom's side begin well before the actual ceremony. The growing influence of the middle-class Indian has resulted in the birth of a new music-oriented industry providing innumerable alternatives to traditional singing to the beat of the DHOLAK. In fact, Hindu weddings rituals are mere excuses to break into song. Relatives and friends of the couple sing enthusiastically during the SANGEET ceremony. Tha Sagan and engagement are also incomplete without the spirited lifting of voice and dancing.