Hindu Weddings in Italy
A Hindu Wedding is not simply an exchange of vows and rings. It includes a number of religious rites before and during the nuptials, which are performed in the presence of family deities. These represent the importance of the bond between husband and wife.
We provide assistance in respecting all the traditions and in finding a very professional Hindu pujari or pundit who will ensure that the complete Hindu Wedding Ceremony will be conducted also by the explanations of the Sanskrit Hindu Vedic Scriptures in English.
The pujari or pundit plays a very important role in Hindu Marriages, besides the Bride & Groom, he is the third most important person on the wedding day.
The ceremony can be customised to meet the bridal coupleâ€™s requirements and to include any special wishes they may have.
A Hindu marriage symbolizes not just coming together of two individuals, but also the bonding of understanding, commitment, mutual love, oneness and spiritual growth. Traditionally, Hindu marriage is much more than just celebration and fun. It demands sacrifice, companionship, dedication, and devotion from both the partners. Each and every rituals and customs associated with marriage portrays the real essence of wedding. Traditionally, there are five signs of marital status of women, according to Hindu culture- mangalsutra, toe rings, kumkum, bangles and a nose ring. Talking about Mangalsutra, the word denotes a significant meaning. While mangal means aupiscious, sutra can be deciphered as a thread.
All prayers in Hindu ceremonies start by invoking the blessings of Lord Ganesha (Lord Ganesha unlike all the other Hindu deities has an elephant head as a result of the unfortunate conditions explaining Lord Ganeshâ€™s elephant head â€“ his own father axed off his sonâ€™s head and then replaced it with that of the first animal he saw â€“ the Hindu devout shows his lack of preference between the Lords by making his preliminary prayers to Lords, Ganesha). Seven married ladies (portraying 7 forms of God for each day of the week) use red power to make a Ganesh sign (clockwise swastika) on a pot of misri (crystalline sugar) asking him to bless the couple and make the ceremony run well.
The couple and their parents will pray Lord Ganesha, Varun Devta, Laxmi & Narayan, the Gods on governing the 9 planets, and Om (i.e. Triumverate Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva).
This is the prayer to the nine planets of our Solar System. Ancient Indian studies indicate that various celestial bodies have tremendous influence on the destiny of every individual, and among them the effect of the nine planets is “supposed” to be the most profound. During this puja, the Gods associated with these planets are asked to bless the couple and their families.
The marriage ceremonies take place at an open space, under a decorated canopy called mandap and are held in an open ground. Mandap is a decorated four pole canopy. It is the place where the bride and the groom place the garland on one another (Garlands are exchanged by the couple in order to welcome each other into their lives. This part of the ceremony is known as the Varmala) and it is where the most important traditions of the Hindu Ceremony take place.
Jai Shri Krishna
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