Weddings take place all over the world. It seems to be something of a human impulse to celebrate a couple’s love for each other in a ceremony. These ceremonies reflect local cultures, histories and practices. At Wedding Insurance Solutions, we can cover any kind of wedding – whatever culture or religion they represent.
Gujarati weddings depend for their details on the rich cultural mix of Gujarat. While the majority of people in Gujarat follow Hindu practices, there are also Muslims, Jains, Zoroastrians and more. This means that Gujarati Weddings can take on many distinct forms.
Many elements of Hindu Gujarati weddings follow similar traditions to the rest India’s Hindu weddings. However, there are a number of uniquely Gujarati practices. These are often the elements of the ceremony that precede and follow the wedding.
Engagements in Gujarat often have feature the Gaud Dhana tradition. In this practice, the family of the bride give out small amounts of Jaggery and Coriander. During the engagement, the couple exchange rings and sweets.
Most Gujarati weddings follow Hindu practices. This means following the traditions as laid out in most Hindu Weddings. This involves the giving away of the bride (Kanya Daan), and the Saptapadi or seven steps.
There are more local traditions that take place after Gujarati Weddings. One of the most famous of these is Aeki Beki. When the bride arrives at her new home, she sits opposite her husband. The family place a bowl in between them, with a mixture of water, milk and colourings.
A ring is dropped into the mix, with other similarly shaped metal objects such as coins. The couple then compete to be the first to fish the ring out of the mix with their hands. Whoever wins a best of seven contest is supposed to be the dominant partner in the marriage.
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