Kerala Wedding Planners explaining about the actual wedding rituals in Nair Wedding. Read the blog and express your thoughts in the comment section below.
There is vast difference between the wedding rituals of North India and South India. Northern weddings are mainly about long celebrations of around 7-10 days with back to back customs, huge decorations and dancing. Southern weddings are relatively simple events and the celebration extends maximum 2-3 days.
The most simple and brief traditional South Indian wedding is Nair wedding. The concept of simple marriage rituals comes from their rich history as the groom gifting dhoti (Mundu) to the bride at her house was considered marriage in Nairs before late 19th and 20th century. After a little influence from the surrounding states, the concept of Nairs’ weddings has changed a bit. But the event is still brief and takes place in a very simple way.
Traditionally the wedding takes place at the bride’s residence or nearby temple. Firstly the horoscopes of the bride and groom are matched by their family astrologer and if the match is perfect then an auspicious date (muhurtham) is decided. Then comes the engagement ceremony (Nischayam). Gifts, rings and horoscopes are exchanged in this ceremony by both the families. After this Mehendi function is organized individually at the bride and groom’s residence. This is a little more celebrated ceremony as compared to other rituals as this involves dancing and enjoying one night before the marriage.
Then comes the main wedding function. The overall decorations are kept subtle keeping in accordance with the simplicity of the wedding. The most highlighted part of the decorations is the Mandapam where kalyanam actually takes place. Since mandapam is considered holy in Hindu culture that’s why it is decorated with perfection. Once the bride arrives, the family priest performs the ceremony by enchanting holy mantras and the couple takes vows to abide in front of the fire as pure witness. After the wedding, the tallikettu ceremony takes place where the groom ties mangalsuthra around the bride’s neck. After this, the groom presents a saree and blouse which symbolically depicts that from now on he is going to take care of all the needs and wants of the bride. This ritual is famous by the name of ‘Pudamuri’.
Finally, the bride enters her new house after taking blessings from her elders in the Grahpravesh ceremony.
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Blog by Muskan Mehta. She is a Wedding Planner with Kerala Wedding Planners
Tag: – Nair Wedding Rituals, Kerala Nair Wedding Traditions