Wedding Vacations - A wedding vacation with vacation India is like no other holiday experience in the world.
The Indian Wedding
Wedding marks the beginning of a new life for two individuals, a bond not only between two individuals, but two souls. Moreover, in India, it signifies the start of lifetime relationship between two families or even distinct cultures and communities. Indian marriage ceremonies are clustered with exotic rituals and customs, varying drastically from region and community. Hindu wedding is a jazzy affair in which family and friends get together to make the occasion a memorable one. Days of preparation preceed the actual marriage function which generally takes shape at the bride's place.
Wedding ceremony in India can be a costly and splashy affair, especially when the couple getting conjoined belong to the higher strata of the society...the ceremony can turn out to be an opportunity to display one's metal. The Indian wedding ceremony is fast gaining popularity around the world and even a huge number of foreign nationals visit the country just to get married again in traditional Indian style.
The Indian Wedding Tradition
The nuptial of Indian wedding is meant to bond two individuals and bless them for a journey in life together. The Hindu wedding ceremony lays emphasis on three essentials, happiness, harmony and growth, which is only possible when spirit unites with matter. The origin of this institution can be traced back to the vedic times. While ancient weddings were held over a period of 5 days, modern ceremonies are confined to just one day.
Indian Wedding Extravaganza
Wedding ceremonies in the northern part of the country differs in a huge manner from those in other regions. The primary ceremony takes shape at the bride's place where a mandap (pavilion) is erected decorated with beautiful flowers and other traditional decorative stuff. The wedding may take place in a large garden, courtyard, square or a temple, depending on the preference of the couple's family members. The rituals are followed by a lavish dinner and endless partying. The couple seeks everyone's blessings for a happy married life.
Hindu weddings are conducted in traditional style, making use of Sanskrit, the ancient language in which most of the holy Hindu rituals are performed. A number of rituals have evolved since the ancient times and modified to suit the present day needs. However, the basic ceremonies continue to be followed...and the fervor and joy is unmatched as ever. This is an aspect of Indian life that remains completely unswayed by the western culture.
Some of the inseparable components of an Indian wedding are:
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