Big Fat Indian Weddings

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Inflation might have burned a hole in the aam admi's pocket but  Indian weddins are as big and fat as ever!! Here is the Big Fat Indian Wedding guide for everyone. Follow to share & view photos & videos shared by other users.
Pranjal Singh
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on Sep 20, 2014 , 11:38 pm
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The pre-wedding ceremonies begin and majority of these are designed in away that there is a scope of entertainment. more »
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Pranjal Singh
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on Sep 20, 2014 , 11:38 pm
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The wedding begins with a Lagan pooja where the names of the would-be couple are announced and cards from both the bride and groom are offered to the gods. This is done to seek their blessing for the upcoming union between the couple. more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:41 am
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On the wedding is them complete after the groom puts the sindoor in the bride's hair partition, thus symbolising her marital status. In some communities, it is the groom’s mother who does this part to welcome the bride in their family. Putting s more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:40 am
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The seventh vow is that both will pray for happiness. The groom will accept the bride as his wife by placing red kumkum on her forehead "saubhagya chinha" and the couple will break their fast by accepting "kansar" (indian sweets) given by the more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:40 am
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The sixth vow is that the groom will pray for good seasons for his land and the bride will pray for their friends and relatives. more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:40 am
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The fifth vow is that the groom will ask vishnu to bless his farming animals so that together they will achieve a ripe harvest. Relating to modern times, the groom will probably ask to bless his boss so that he will get a good payrise. The bride more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:40 am
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The fourth vow is that both will ask vishnu to look after their children and grandchildren. more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:40 am
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The third vow is that the groom will pray for wealth and prosperity whilst the bride will pray for love and understanding and (with occasional help) look after the household . more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:40 am
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The second vow is that the groom will pray for good health whilst the bride will vow to treat her new family as her own. more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:39 am
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Finally the marriage will be declared, with the couple taking seven vows (saptapadi) and prayers to Vishnu and Laxmi. The first vow is that they will They will ask for god to bless the house that they will live in. more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:39 am
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The third fera is to ensure the karma (procreation) and to promise that they will teach their children the principles and values of hindu dharma. The fourth fera is for moksha to promise that when they fulfilled their life with material needs, they more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:39 am
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The first round (fera) of the fire is for religion of dharma (meaning the development of basic human principles in their everyday life). This is initiated by the bride's brother, symbolizing his consent for the marriage. The second fera is for the more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:39 am
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The bride and groom take seven steps to invoke the blessing of various gods. more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:39 am
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The couple once in the canopy, are also given the respect befitting the spirits of Lord Mahavishnu and Laxmi as the union of these two spirits is seen as the most perfect of Hindu marriages. more »
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Rama
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on Sep 18, 2014 , 10:39 am
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The Havan Yajna is performed next and Vedic hymns are chanted invoking God's blessing, guidance and wisdom. A sacred fire is lit and offerings are made to it signifying sacrifice of lust, greed, anger, ego and jealousy. Fire is the symbol of more »
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