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In every part of India, weddings are celebrated with so much joy. It’s not just the bride and groom but their family and friends who join them for a long celebration which is full of music, dance, food, fun, emotions etc. Sounds similar to a movie right? Well, it actually is no less than a movie where everything is so beautiful that you don’t want the fun to end. When you attend an Indian wedding you actually get to know about the culture of that particular region. The series of rituals and ceremonies make Indian weddings more special which start prior to the wedding day such as Haldi and sangeet ceremony, where each ritual has a story behind it which you will enjoy to witness and take part in.
Kerala weddings are close to the culture and traditions of every community. A major part of Kerala weddings is “white and gold”. Both the bride and groom wear white clothes with golden borders. The bride wears lots of gold ornaments from head to toe including choker, necklace, waistband etc. One of the common jewels is Kasumala and Oddiyanam.
Kerala Marriage has a special place in Indian society. In Indian weddings, all the rituals and ceremonies are performed by taking blessings from god. The couple who is getting married is told the importance of the alliance and their duties towards each other. A physical, emotional and spiritual union of two individuals who are bound together for the rest of their lives. In all the communities the couple takes vows and promises to live together by loving and supporting their spouse. They are told their duties and responsibilities which they promise to follow in order to live a happy married life.
All 3 major communities in Kerala have their own beauty of customs and beliefs related to wedding rituals. The wedding rituals for every community differ a little bit from the other states which we can see here -
In some of the Hindu communities in Kerala, a priest is not required to perform the ceremony but the elders from both families conduct the rituals and get the couple married with age-old traditions. Attire for the wedding is an off white saree with a golden border for the bride and similar dhoti and angavastram for the groom. The bride wears a lot of gold jewellery which consists of multiple necklaces, bangles, earrings, waistband, rings, and hair accessories. However the groom mostly just wears a gold chain. For some communities flower garland is replaced with a tulsi garland.
- This can be called the engagement where it’s made official by exchanging rings and gifts in front of their relatives and acquaintances. However few families don’t believe in exchanging rings and only the parents of the bride and groom visit each other’s house and offer gifts. In such a ceremony the presence of the bride and groom is not compulsory. Also, the muhurat of the wedding is decided by the priest after studying their horoscopes in detail.
- The word translates to head, rice & blessings respectively and the reason behind the ritual is to bless the bride to be and groom to be for a happy married life ahead. The ritual is performed at both houses where all the elders pour rice on their heads and in return they touch their feet and seek blessings from them. The ritual can be performed at the wedding day itself or a day before the wedding according to the muhurtham decided.
On the wedding day the bride and groom enter the venue with girls holding lamps in their hands and take their place on stage or mandap.
- The mangalsutra in Kerala is called thaali. Groom and bride take three rounds around the sacred fire and the groom ties thali around the bride’s neck accepting her as his wife. The thali is a leaf shaped gold pendant with a gold chain.
- The bride’s father gives her hand to the groom and hands over her responsibility to him while the mantras are chanted. He takes the groom's promise that he will forever take care of her daughter and always keep her happy.
- Once all the wedding rituals are over the couple along with their family and friends enjoy the traditional feast which consists of around 25 mouth watering dishes served on banana leaves.
The Muslim community is another prominent religion in India and in Kerala, they are 25-30% of the total population. In Islam marriage holds a special significance in their culture and believed to be a sacred union of man and wife with the blessings of Allah. Muslim wedding rituals are different across Indian states and regions but the “Nikah” ceremony remains the same throughout all Muslim communities. They follow the customs mentioned in the holy book Quran.
In Kerala, Muslim brides usually wear saree with gold jewelry accessorizing their look. There are three major types of necklaces which are called padi mala, aalochana mala and chakarkanni mala. Along with necklaces they wear beautiful earrings such as jhimiki and pacha kallu. They also wear a broad waist band and head jewelry.
- in the mosque a prayer is organized with the presence of Maulvi and fathers of the bride and groom along with relatives. On this day verses from the Quran are read aloud and Allah’s permission and blessings are sought for the alliance so that the couple would be having a healthy and happy marriage. The Maulvi then decides the date and time of Nikah with consent from both sides of the family.
- this is a fun ritual in which the groom’s mother visits the bride’s home with gifts for her and her family. The one thing which is compulsory to bring is a gold or silver coin wrapped in a silk cloth. This is the first gift for the bride from her future mother in law which is tied on the girl’s hand and makes it official that she is accepting her as the daughter in law of their family.
- In the Muslim community, the engagement which is called valayidal doesn’t happen between the boy and girl. The groom’s mom visits the girl’s home with some relatives and presents gold bangles and rings to the bride. Similarly, the men from the bride’s family go to the boy's home and present him with a ring and cash according to their financial condition.
- The groom’s sisters along with relatives go to the bride’s home to apply henna to her. They sing traditional songs and give dresses and jewellery for the bride which she wears during the nikah. Henna is applied to the girl and boy’s hands and feet on the day before the wedding. Some brides will be having the groom’s name hidden in her Mehandi whereas some believe that the dark colour of henna brings good luck to the bride as a married woman.
- Just like Hindu weddings, the Muslim community also have a Haldi ceremony in which turmeric paste is applied to the couple in their respective homes. Turmeric paste exfoliates the skin and gives a natural golden glow to the bride and groom. They have a bath after this ritual which depicts that now they are ready for the nikah ceremony.
- On the day of nikkah, a Maulana from the local mosque asks the groom if he accepts the girl as his wife by his own choice and makes him sign the nikahnama with 2 witnesses. The bride’s father affirms to give her daughter and her responsibility to the groom and the groom promises to take her as his wife as per Islamic rules. Similarly he goes to the bride and asks if the marriage is happening with her consent and is she ready to take the groom as her husband. After her approval he makes her sign the nikahnama along with 2 witnesses. A nikahnama is not only a contract of husband and wife but it is a legal document between the groom and his father in law in which he assures his bride’s father of her financial security in the form of mehar which can be both cash or gold. Mehar is considered a bride’s right in Islam and taken seriously in all Muslim communities. It is decided by the economical class of both the families.
The verses of the Quran are read aloud in front of the families and all pray for a happy married life of the couple.
- Till the nikah is over the couple is not allowed to see each other. When the nikah ceremony is done the bride and groom get to see each other’s reflection through a mirror placed in between.
- The rukhsat is the last ceremony of the wedding day. This is when after the nikah the bride leaves her parents’ house with the groom and his family to her new home. This is a very emotional moment for the bride and her family as she departs from them with teary-eyed.
- The reception is called walima in Muslim communities which is held at the groom’s side in which relatives and friends are invited for lunch or dinner. The bride’s family also attends the walima.
- After rukhsat the girl lives in her in laws house for 4 days and on the 4th day her family welcomes her and her husband home for lunch. Some families prefer to keep the newly wed stay in the bride’s home for a few days.
Another most followed religion in Kerala is the Christian community which also has many sub-castes. The Christian brides in Kerala wear white or off white saree with gold jewellery and enter the church with a flower bouquet whereas the groom wears a tuxedo or suit. Nowadays some brides are opting for gowns like the west but still most of them stick to their roots and choose to wear a traditional saree for their big day. The look is complemented with multiple necklaces called kingini, kurumakalu mala, earrings and bangles.
- This ritual has many similarities with other Indian communities showing that unity is still alive. The family of the bride visits the groom’s house along with some elderly relatives to fix the date of the holy wedding.
- This is a pre-wedding ritual that takes place at the bride’s church. Both the families along with the bride and groom visit the church where the priest confirms whether the alliance is accepted by all or not in the presence of two witnesses. A small prayer is offered to the god afterward. However, exchanging rings has also become a part of this ceremony nowadays. Once the prayer and ring exchange is done a feast is served and the match of the couple is celebrated.
- This is one tradition that is celebrated in very few communities. The groom does a party with his friends and family and the same is for the bride too. This one tradition follows no rule and the couple can enjoy their heart out with their loved ones.
- Some of the Christian communities in Kerala have a haldi ceremony too where they apply turmeric paste to both bride and groom like hindu communities.
- Stuthi translates to prayer which is performed on the wedding day morning at both sides of residences to seek god’s blessings. After this for the guru dakshina ceremony the bride and groom takes blessings from all the elders in their family and heads to the church.
- The wedding takes place in a church where everyone waits for the bride and groom to enter together and reach the altar. The immediate family takes place behind the couple and the rest of the relatives and friends are given seats after them. To commence the ceremony they together lit up a lamp and then the priest reads the bible and makes the couple to take vows to be there for each other in every phase of life till death. The couple confirms to accept each other as husband and wife.
- The most important ritual of the Kerala Christian community which is followed by all the sub-communities across the state. The groom ties a thali around the bride’s neck which is known as minnu. This thali is a golden pendant with the sign of the cross in it and hangs with a sacred string that has seven threads. The priest blesses this and then it is tied to the bride’s neck. The bride can later replace the thread with a gold chain of her choice. Then a saree which is called manthrakodi is blessed by the priest and given to the groom. The groom keeps this saree on the bride’s head while the priest offers prayer. After this, the couple signs the wedding register of the church with the signatures of two witnesses. Now when the marriage is official the bride changes to manthrakodi.
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