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Small information about Bengali wedding rituals

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In many cultures around the world, including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings the hands of a bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple's commitment to each other and their new bond as a married couple (giving us the popular phrase "tying the knot"). #ABPweddingsTrivia
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In many cultures around the world, including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings the hands of a bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple's commitment to each other and their new bond as a married couple (giving us the popular phrase "tying the knot"). #ABPweddingsTrivia

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Sindoor Daan - After kusumdinga the bride and groom again is seated at their respective places in chadnatola the groom applies sindoor or vermilion (a symbol of marriage worn by Hindu women thereafter) on the bride's hair-parting. The bride then covers her head with a new sari offered by the groom as ghomta or veil. ‪#‎ABPweddingsTrivia‬
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Sindoor Daan - After kusumdinga the bride and groom again is seated at their respective places in chadnatola the groom applies sindoor or vermilion (a symbol of marriage worn by Hindu women thereafter) on the bride's hair-parting. The bride then covers her head with a new sari offered by the groom as ghomta or veil. ‪#‎ABPweddingsTrivia‬

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Mangal ghot - A brass pitcher filled with water that is covered with mango leaves attached to one twig and a green coconut placed on it. The bride takes her place at the chadnatolla (Mandap) where an elderly male member of the bride's family hands her over to the groom and the couple's hands are bound by the sacred thread amidst recital of Vedic chants and are placed on the Mangal ghot. #ABPweddingsTrivia
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Mangal ghot - A brass pitcher filled with water that is covered with mango leaves attached to one twig and a green coconut placed on it. The bride takes her place at the chadnatolla (Mandap) where an elderly male member of the bride's family hands her over to the groom and the couple's hands are bound by the sacred thread amidst recital of Vedic chants and are placed on the Mangal ghot. #ABPweddingsTrivia

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বিয়ে মানেই তো সাতপাক, রইলো সাতপাকের সাতকাহন । প্রথম পাক #ABPweddingsTrivia
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বিয়ে মানেই তো সাতপাক, রইলো সাতপাকের সাতকাহন । প্রথম পাক #ABPweddingsTrivia

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8 days after marriage, the couple visits the bride's house and spends 1 - 2 nights there. It is accompanied by relentless feasting, and untying of the 'Gatbandhan' that had been tied on their day of marriage. #ABPweddingsTrivia
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8 days after marriage, the couple visits the bride's house and spends 1 - 2 nights there. It is accompanied by relentless feasting, and untying of the 'Gatbandhan' that had been tied on their day of marriage. #ABPweddingsTrivia

Kusumdinga- The bride and groom sit in front of the sacred fire and chant mantras after the priest. Agni, the fire god is made the divine witness to the marriage. Where the couple walks around the fire seven times. An offering to the fire is made. The bride's brother puts puffed rice (khoi) in the hands of the bride, and the groom standing close to her holds her hands from the back and extends their arms forward. They then pour the offering into the fire together. #ABPweddingsTrivia
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Kusumdinga- The bride and groom sit in front of the sacred fire and chant mantras after the priest. Agni, the fire god is made the divine witness to the marriage. Where the couple walks around the fire seven times. An offering to the fire is made. The bride's brother puts puffed rice (khoi) in the hands of the bride, and the groom standing close to her holds her hands from the back and extends their arms forward. They then pour the offering into the fire together. #ABPweddingsTrivia

Does it have any relevance?  Kanakanjali refers to the bride`s farewell from her maternal residence. As she steps out, she throws a handful of rice over her head into her mother`s aanchal. This gesture signifies that she has repaid all her debts to her mother and she wishes all the prosperity to her maternal home as she goes to flourish her man`s life. ‪#‎ABPweddingsTrivia‬
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Does it have any relevance? Kanakanjali refers to the bride`s farewell from her maternal residence. As she steps out, she throws a handful of rice over her head into her mother`s aanchal. This gesture signifies that she has repaid all her debts to her mother and she wishes all the prosperity to her maternal home as she goes to flourish her man`s life. ‪#‎ABPweddingsTrivia‬

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#KarwaChauth #ABPweddings Source: karwachauth.com Image Source: Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum