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☹Regional Weddings☹

Indian regional marriages are diverse with respect to their rituals. Know more about Indian regional

☹:::::Assamese Wedding::::☹
An Assamese marriage is the wedding ceremony which takes place in the state of Assam or between Assamese people. In Assamese language, the ceremony isknown as Biya. Just like a Hindu wedding, an Assamese wedding alsohas pre wedding and post wedding rituals.
☹::::Bengali Wedding::::☹
Bengali marriage ceremony takes place in the state of Bengal or between Bengali people. The wedding ceremonies in Bengal are quite long and elaborate. There are anumber of rituals and ceremonies that take place during the wedding.
☹::::Buddhist Wedding::::☹
Buddhist marriage is very simple and does not involve any complex ritual. The most pleasant thing aboutthe Buddhist weddings is that they are based more on faith and less on religion. A typical wedding takes place in two parts, one is Buddhist component and the other is non-Buddhist component.
☹::::Christian Wedding::::☹
In Christianity, marriages are considered the union between man and woman predestined by God. Thesanctity of the institution can be made clear from Jesus' message, which lays down that wedding is a relationship, a union so real and intimate that 'the two become one flesh'.
☹::::Gujarati Wedding::::☹
Gujaratis or the people of Gujarat areknown for their rich, vibrant and colorful culture. Moreover, they are warm and cheerful, who are fond of celebrating festivals with fervor. This is quite evident in a Gujarati marriage as well. The wedding rituals in Gujarat are simple and filled with fun.
☹::::Hindu Wedding::::☹
Hindu marriages are the most lavish and extensive. They extend over a period of four to five days. They are highly traditional and strongly adhere to the ancient customs and traditions. Moreover, wedding is considered an important religious practice in Hindu religion. It is held as one of sacred sixteen sanskaras orsacraments.
☹::::Jain Wedding::::☹
Like all other religions, Jains also celebrate their marriages with great enthusiasm. They also have a number of rituals before and after marriage, which are performed withutmost simplicity and sanctity. Though in Jain religion, marriage is considered a worldly affair, it is still highly advocated. In Jain wedding ceremony, a grand
☹::::Jewish Marriage::::☹
Jewish weddings are conducted in a very traditional manner. It is much more than just exchanging rings as it reminds them that they are responsible for each other as well as the religion and culture. The wedding ceremony is known as 'kiddushin'
☹::::Kannada Wedding::::☹
Kannada marriages are the weddings conducted in the state of Karnataka. In performance, Kannadamarriage resembles the traditional Hindu marriage. However, the customs and traditions observed do differ according to the region they are practiced in.
☹::::Kashmiri Wedding::::☹
Kashmiri marriage, as the name suggests is the wedding ceremony celebrated in the valley of Kashmir. Just like the beautiful environs and the innocent natives of the place, Kashmiri wedding ceremonies are also quite simple and conducted in accordance with their own customs and rituals.
☹::::Maharashtrian Wedding::::☹
Maharashtrian marriage is perhaps the simplest and the least opulent in the whole country. Unlike other weddings, most of the rituals are preformed early in the morning. The Maharashtrian marriage procedure starts with finding a suitable counterpart.
☹::::Marwari Wedding::::☹
Marwari marriage is celebrated withgaiety. It is an elaborate affair and extends over a period of days. Marwari wedding strictly adhere to the ancient customs and traditions. There are a number of pre wedding, wedding and post wedding rituals, which are observed.
☹::::Muslim Wedding::::☹
Muslim marriage is known as 'Nikah'in Urdu. It is given great importance in the religion of Islam and is even mandatory for all. Though the wedding rituals of Muslim marriage vary greatly from the Hindu religion, it significantly lays emphasis on the union of two souls.
☹::::Oriya Wedding::::☹
Oriya marriage is associated with the state of Orissa. The wedding ceremony and rituals bears resemblance with the Hindu marriage ceremony but are certainlydifferent in many aspects. Oriya people are not very showy and believe in simple living.
☹::::Parsi Wedding::::☹
Parsi marriage is known as 'Lagan' and is conducted with great zeal andfervor. The customs and traditions observed in the Parsi marriage are quite different from the traditional Hindu marriage. This makes them a lot more fun and interesting.
☹::::Punjabi Wedding::::☹
Punjabi marriages are known for their pomp and show. Just like the opulent culture of Punjab, Punjabi weddings are quite fun. They are conducted lavishly and celebrated with extreme gaiety. It is difficult to resist the fervor of these weddings as they comprise of traditional folk dances such as Bhangras and Giddas.
☹::::Sikh Wedding::::☹
Sikh marriages are also quite elaborate and extend over a time period of one week. However, they are not as pompous and showy as Hindu weddings. Sikh marriage is very simple and adheres to the religious practices.
☹::::Sindhi Wedding::::☹
Sindhi people are basically Sanatani Hindus, who do not follow Hindu rites strictly. However, Sindhi marriage is conducted in accordance with the Vedic rites. Sindhi weddings reflect a blend of Hinduism and Sufism.
☹::::Tamil Wedding::::☹
Tamil marriages are not very showy and extravagant as Tamilians believe in simple living. Tamil peopleare very particular about their customs and traditions. However, Tamil weddings are attended by distant relatives and friends and hence are held on a large scale.
☹::::Telugu Wedding::::☹
Telugu marriage is accomplished strictly in accordance with the age old customs and traditions. For this reason, it even bears resemblance with Hindu and Tamil weddings. Oneof the special features of Telugu culture is that the bride or wife is given utmost importance in the society.

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