This procedure is uniform to all, regardless of whether the marriage is performed according to Hindu, Christian or Islamic customs. Regional variation is prevalent in the sequence of rituals comprising the ceremony. The groom takes a vow to fulfill his obligations to the bride and family life[ clarification needed ] Grihasthashram.
Marriage rituals The rituals associated with Hindu marriages vary from region to region and caste to caste. Before the registration, they exchanged garlands at a temple and tied a thali or mangalsutra. Hindu marriage ceremonies are colorful, and the celebration may extend for days depending upon the social and economic status of the bride and the bridegroom.
Laja-Homah: Puffed rice are offered as oblations into the sacred fire by the bride while she keeps the palms of her hands over those of the groom. In the U. Members from both families are formally introduced, marking the start of relationship between two families.
The ceremony may then be performed without hindrances.
The marriage is performed in the presence of gods as the witnesses. Paanigrahan A sacred fire is lit and the Purohit Priest recites the sacred mantras in Sanskrit. Arranged marriages can lead to complicationss, as they put additional strain upon the newly married couples to meet with the expectations of the family and deal with possible family interference and lack of privacy.
To illustrate this theme, many customs involve both families.