Amazing Indian wedding tradition

The modern ritual of wedding involves bouquet tossing, the white dress, the bridesmaids, etc; however, in some cultures, the traditional wedding with old customs remain prevalent. Wedding traditions of each country has it’s own distinct attributes. Indian weddings are especially known for their notable and unique characteristics from the colorful attire to Mehendi/ Henna. In this article, let explore some of the traditional wedding customs that make Indian weddings so special.


The traditional Indian weddings last three days, with Misri takes place several days well before the actual wedding day. In which, the marrying couple exchanges prayers, flower garlands and gold rings while the groom’s parents give the bride with a basket of gifts and misri (rock sugar), which represent sweetness in the future.

Sangeet Party

The Sangeet party can be held separately or combined with the Mehendi ceremony which is the celebration for the family members of the bride and groom (or just the women) getting together for song and dance.


The Mehendi ceremony takes place one day before the actual wedding with the participants of only women in which intricate patterns are drawn on their hands and feet with mehendi/ henna which designs signify a deep bond between the husband and wife. Sometimes, the Mehendi ceremony is combined with Sagri.

Haldi Ceremony

The Haldi ceremony is held on the morning of the wedding, in which, both sides of the family spread a mixture of oil, water and turmeric over the bride and groom as the act of blessing the couple efore the wedding.


In traditional Indian weddings, the ceremony takes place under a Mandap, which is a four-pillared canopy decorated with bright colors.

Laja Homa

During the wedding ceremony, the brother of the bride pours rice into her hands, with the groom’s hands cupped below hers, and then the sacred fire underneath.

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Contrary to the customs in some other countries, the dowry that the bride’s family has to bring to the groom’s family is a social situation that has existed for a long time in India. The groom often demands dowry which includes large sums of money, pets, furniture, and electronics, leading to the fact that more and more girls in India have difficulty marrying.

When the number of dowries is not enough, the bride is often harassed, abused and lived in misery. Abuse of the bride can culminate when the future husband or the husband’s family burns the bride alive.

Although the laws in India severely punish murderers for dowry, however, it is rare for people to be convicted by judges (usually men) who are often unconcerned about the incident.

Wedding ceremonies in India are always solemnly celebrated with many different rituals. Especially at the wedding, the bride’s family must bring the number of dowry as the boys request. The dowry is usually large and the girl with a good family background can get married more easily.

At weddings, Indian brides often wear red Sari with lots of elaborate accessories. The bride’s hands will be painted henna with many motifs of the same name as the groom. When meeting, the groom must find his name in the hands of the bride to be together. Only when the henna fades away does the bride have to perform the housework.

The wedding ceremony was also very grand place with many activities of eating, dancing and singing all night. Indian people love to sing, dance. Therefore, it can be seen that the traditional performances in weddings are often fun and bustling.

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Shaking hands too hard in India is considered impolite. In the north (like Delhi), when he clasped his hands together in front of his chest, bowed slightly and said: Namaste J is considered to take others very seriously. And should not shake hands of women.

Indians are very skeptical and often pay attention from the beginning to judge others. They often talk about family. Do not be surprised when Indians meticulously know about your family, whether you are married or not, whether your child is a child, how old is your spouse this year.

Cricket has always been a suitable topic for every contact with Indians because it is a very popular sport in this country.