WHAT Is It?
A visual wedding guide or “roadmap” for a Hindu wedding ceremony, complete with easy-to-understand explanations.
What is BARAAT…? A guide to the Hindu ceremony
This guide is a FAQ in disguise, as it answers the most common questions about each part of the ceremony.
What is BARAAT Groom’s Parade
What is SWAGATAM Welcoming the Groom’s Family
What is GANESH POOJA The First Pooja
What is KANYA AGAMAN Bride’s Arrival
What is JAI MALA Exchanging Garlands
What is KANYA DAAN and HASTA MELAP Giving Away the Bride
What is GATH BANDHAN Tying the Knot
What is AGNI POOJA Calling Lord Agni as Witness
What is MANGAL PHERA Circling the Sacred Fire
What is SATAPADI The Seven Steps
WHO Is It For?
For wedding ceremony attendees who are lost in the traditions, rituals and terminology of a proper Hindu wedding. This wedding took place in midwest United States, where few attendees would understand the ins and outs for this kind of wedding.
Should I put this on my wedding site (a FAQ)?
IF you are creating or already own a personal wedding website, consider putting a FAQ like this on your site, to describe the parts of the ceremony that some attendees (or all) might not understand. You can create one specifically for you, with your own personal touches.
WHAT’s to LIKE About It?
|AT FIRST GLANCE||A FAQ disguised as a clever and friendly visual roadmap with steps that make each moment clear to attendees|
|AND THEN…||Friendly vibe helps you feel “at home” with the process.|