Mangalsutra, as such, is not just a jewelry item, but a sacred thread of love and goodwill worn by married women, as a symbol of their successful marriage. An inevitable part of Hindu marriage ceremony, Mangalsutra refers to a revered symbol of wedlock.
Irrespective of the style and size of the wedding, one thing that remains common in all Hindu marriages is the 'seven vows' signified by the sacred 'saat pheras' around fire or 'agni', which is one of the most imperative rituals of Indian weddings. With each 'phera' the couple makes a vow, a commitment with strong mythological roots, which is to be lived forever and more, its only then that a couple is accepted as husband and wife for the next many lives to come.
Among the many traditions that are infused into Indian weddings, one of the most prominent is the mehndi ceremony.It is a common belief that the darker the color the mehndi leaves on the hands on a bride, the more will she be loved by her husband and mother-in-law. Although these beliefs make the application of mehndi a much anticipated and charming tradition, the actual reason is of much deeper significance, which is sometimes forgotten in the present day.
Turbans are known for their beauty and elegance and are an essential part of the groom’s attire at Indian weddings.Turbans add a touch of royalty and grace to the outfit. According to olden belief, turbans are a symbol of self respect, prosperity and reflect the dynamic personality of a man. They also enhance the look of the groom on the big day.