Buddhist Wedding Day Customs

Buddhist Wedding Day Customs

The Buddhist people conduct marriages according to preaches of the Lord Buddha who said that the marriage should be based on common respect between the husband and the wife so that they can understand each other's responsibilities throughout the life. Therefore, the Buddhist wedding is far from vibrant and lavish activities. The Buddhist people can marry to anyone from any religion or sect. Moreover, all the rituals and traditions are conducted as the social duties. The following lines will tell you about the various wedding day customs in the Buddhist traditions.

Arriving at the Temple

On the day of wedding, the bride and the groom arrive at the temple to pray the Almighty. At the temple, the soon-to-be-wed couple chants the Tisarana, Pancasila and the Vandana in either English or Pali surrounded by candles and flowers. The couple offers flowers to the image of Buddha and lights the candles.

Mangal Sutta and Jayamangala Gatha

After offer prayer to the Lord Buddha, the family members of both the families chant the Mangala Sutta and Jayamangala Gatha to offer their blessings to the well-being and better married life of the bride and the groom.

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