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Indian weddings are famous all around the world for their unique and colorful celebrations of wedding rituals. In India, some wedding rituals can be different based on the region which only adds more beauty to it. For instance, Kashi yatra is a ritual that is performed in all South Indian Hindu communities but the difference here is that the person who stops the groom can be the bride's father, brother or groom’s uncle, etc. The culture of every state and community is reflected in their weddings. A number of ceremonies are enjoyed by the extended family and friends during pre-wedding, wedding, and post-wedding celebrations. Each of these ceremonies holds a special belief and association with the couple’s future life behind it.
Telugu weddings are mostly traditional and still follow the age-old rituals. As soon as the alliance is fixed by the consent of both families, the planning begins for the big day. For Hindu communities horoscope matching is a must and date of the wedding is decided by the priest after studying the boy and girl’s horoscope. According to their stars, suitable wedding date and muhuratham is finalized. Pattu silk saree is the wedding attire for a Telugu bride in all the communities.
In Telangana, marriage is a sacred union of two individuals who stand by each other throughout their lives. Since it is a new chapter of life, during the actual wedding ceremony, the bride and groom are told their duties and responsibilities as a married couple. Both of them take vows and make promises to each other to love and care through every thick and thins of life. Marriage is about being with each other and supporting the spouse by keeping ego aside and together making decisions to overcome any obstacle that will be coming in their way. In society, the duties for husband and wife are different and the couple is told their roles in the family during the wedding.
The attire for Telangana Telugu Hindu wedding is a pattu silk saree for the bride which can be of any color with golden work. The groom also wears a silk kurta and dhoti. After jeelakarra bellam the bride and groom compulsory needs to change is clothes of white color with a red border.
- parents of the bride and groom gift them dress, gold, fruits, sweets, and dry fruits, etc along with other gifts. The priest made the couple perform a short pooja together and then they exchanged rings in front of their family, and friends. The priest also decides an auspicious date and muhurtham for the wedding after studying the couple’s horoscope.
- the bride and groom are applied a paste of turmeric, sandalwood, and oil in their respective homes which increases their beauty by cleansing the skin and adding a natural glow to that. They are given a bath after this and new clothes to wear. The bride gets ready with jewelry and adorned with flowers.
- this auspicious ritual takes place at the groom’s side in which the groom wears a silver thread across his body.
- similar to other south Indian states the Telangana wedding rituals also consist of the Kashi yatra in which the groom pretends to leave the social life and proceed to move to Kashi. He is then stopped by his future brother-in-law who reminds him about the duties towards domestic life and offers his sister’s alliance for marriage. The groom accepts to get married to the bride and returns home.
- Both the bride and the groom are given an auspicious bath on the morning of the actual wedding day which is called Mangala snanam. This is to purify them and prepare for the sacred rituals of the wedding ceremonies performed.
- at both houses the bride and groom perform aarti along with their family and pray to god for a happy married life.
- the groom offers pooja to Lord Ganesha whereas the bride does the same for goddess Gauri and prays for wisdom so that they can lead a hustle free married life. The Ganesha pooja takes place at the mandapam itself.
- the bride sits in a decorated bamboo basket and is brought to the mandapam by her maternal uncle. The bride and groom are not allowed to see each other and hence a curtain is placed in between. The kanyadanam ritual signifies that the bride’s parents officially hands over her responsibilities to the groom for the rest of their lives. They wash the groom’s feet as he is considered an avatar of Lord Vishnu.
- The couple still separated by the curtain are given the paste of cumin seeds and jaggery on a betel leaf which they keep on each others head while the curtain is removed. This ritual signifies that the bond between them will be unbreakable and love will never leave their side. After this, the bride and groom change their attire to a white saree with a red border and white dhoti with red border respectively.
- The groom ties mangalsutra around the bride’s neck which is a yellow thread with gold pendants. Later the pendants are attached to a gold chain of the bride’s choice.
- The couple exchanges garlands and then the family showers them with blessings by sprinkling turmeric rice on them.
- End of the couple’s clothes are tied in a nuptial knot and then they take seven rounds around the heavenly fire. The couple takes seven vows to love, care and support each other by respecting their families equally and run the household together.s
- In this ritual the groom made the bride wear silver toe rings which mark the end of the wedding. This signifies their marital union after which they seek blessings from the elders.
The Muslim brides in Telangana usually wear khada dupatta or garara in the Telangana Nikkah ceremony. The color red is the most preferred one by all the brides here whereas the groom wears kurta and churidar. The bride’s look is complemented with heavy gold jewellery which specifically includes a nose ring and jhoomar. The face of both the bride and groom is covered until the wedding is complete.
- this is a prayer offered at the local mosque by the Maulvi. The male members from both families join in for the prayer. In this ritual selected verses from the Quran are read aloud to invite Allah for the wedding. His consent and blessings are sought for the couple’s wedding and upcoming married life. A wedding date is decided by the Maulvi after discussing it with the bride and groom’s father. Once the date is decided they hug and congratulate each other.
- after the date is decided for the wedding, the groom’s mother visits the bride with other female relatives and offers her dress, jewellery, gifts, fruits, sweets, and a gold or silver coin to show her consent and happiness for the new relationship. The gold or silver coin is mandatory for this ritual which is wrapped in a silk cloth and sometimes tied to the girl’s arm or wrist.
- the official engagement ceremony where relatives and friends are invited to be a part of the celebrations takes place a few days prior to the wedding. This ceremony takes place at the bride’s side and is joined by the groom and his family. Most of the families don’t let the groom and bride sit together and exchange rings. Instead, the groom’s family showers their blessings upon the bride by presenting some gifts and the ring is given to her by her future mother in law. Similarly, The bride’s father and brother meet the groom with lots of gifts and sweets and present him with the engagement ring.
- one or two days prior to the wedding, at both houses wedding celebrations, begin with Haldi function in which the bride and groom have applied a paste made of turmeric with sandalwood powder and rose water. It is said that this paste helps the bride and groom to glow more and look flawless on their wedding. Going out of the house is prohibited after this ritual.
- another ritual that takes place on both sides. Both the bride and groom get henna applied to their hands and feet. The grooms prefer henna only for hands whereas for the bride it is applied from palm to arm and legs from feet to calf or knee. Along with this, a small sangeet ceremony is organized where the ladies sing songs, dance and have fun.
- The groom’s family comes to visit the bride with her bridal attire and jewelry. In Muslim communities, the bride wears the dress presented by her in-laws on her wedding day. This is the last ritual before the wedding.
- the actual wedding ceremony of Muslim community known as Nikah is a religious contract between a man and a woman. On the day of nikah the groom and his family are welcomed at the venue by the bride’s parents. The groom is given a hearty welcome by the bride’s brother who sprinkles rose water and attar on him and takes him along to the place where nikah is going to be done. Male and female guests sit separately with the groom and bride respectively. The couple to be married is not allowed to lay eyes on each other until the nikahnama is signed. Once the bride and groom take their place the maulvi commence the nikah by reading selected verses of the Quran. At first a mehar is decided by the groom’s family, which is a financial security given to the bride in order to marry. The Maulvi then asks the bride if she is ready to marry the guy with the decided mehar to which she has to reply “Qubool hai” if she confirms it. The Maulvi repeats the same process at the groom’s side and takes his consent. The marriage vows are taken by the groom in which he assures the bride’s father that he will take all the responsibility of his daughter from now onwards. A prayer is offered to Allah at the end and nikahnama is signed by the couple along with two witnesses.
- As the couple is prohibited to see each other till now, they are brought to one place where a mirror is kept between both of them so that they can look at their significant other.
In Telangana Telugu Christian wedding the groom opts for a three piece suit or tuxedo whereas the bride may and may not go for western outfit which is a gown. In fact many brides here prefer to wear a silk saree with a veil. The wedding takes place at the church with friends and family in attendance. The food served at the Christian weddings are mostly the traditional Telangana dishes.
- Only a few families like to have a formal engagement ceremony prior to the wedding. It totally depends upon the personal views and choices of the bride and groom. In the engagement ceremony only the close family and friends are invited. Some religious songs are sung in chorus while the couple exchanges rings.
- one day before the wedding, the groom’s family gathers at his house and applies coconut paste to him and a similar process takes place at the bride’s house. Later both of them take a holy bath which signifies that they are now pure and ready for their wedding at church. This is the last pre wedding ritual where the bride and groom enjoy with their family.
- The groom reaches the church with his best man and family and waits for the bride who arrives at the church with her bridesmaids and family. The priest welcomes the couple at the altar and commence the wedding ceremony with prayers and religious songs. The couple are then made to take vows accepting each other as husband and wife. Unlike the west, In Telugu Chirstian weddings the couple is not allowed to write their own vows and follows the traditional one. The priest then makes them understand their roles and duties in a household and asks them to exchange rings. Some of the families also follow the exchange of flower garlands. This ritual is followed by mangalsutra or thali. The groom ties a thali around the bride’s neck which is gold pendant in yellow thread. Later the bride can change this to a gold chain of her own choice. The wedding is solemnized by the priest taking the couple’s signature on a register which officiates their wedding as per the Church’s rules and guidelines.
- a reception is organized after the wedding with a long list of guests, food and drinks. The couple cuts a wedding cake together and everyone close to them proposes a toast for them.
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