Marwari Wedding Day Customs

Marwari Wedding Day Customs

The pre-wedding rituals mark the new relationship between the two individuals and their families. But the special occasion of marriage is the confirmation of the union of these two individuals. While practicing all the rituals and traditions, the bride and the groom promise to accept each other's responsibilities throughout the life. On the other hand, various traditional customs are the processes of becoming a married couple. Like all the Indian weddings, Marwari tradition also keeps special significance for the customs and rituals. So, here are the various wedding day rituals that are performed at Marwari marriage.


The ritual of granthi bandhan is the first wedding day custom performed during the D-Day. During the ceremony, the cloth tied to the groom's waistline is remained opened and one end of it is knotted with the bride's chunni.


On the occasion of paanigrahan, the groom takes the hand of the bride in his hand which signifies that the couple would stand firm together in all ups and downs of their married life.


After the Paanigrahan ceremony, the couple gears up for the phera ceremony. During the ceremony, both the bride and groom take seven rounds of sacred fire and the priest chants the religious hymns. In the general Marwari tradition, the couple takes four rounds of the fire and the remaining three are taken right after the varmala ceremony.


In the Ashwahrohan ceremony, the bride puts her foot over the grinding stone and her brother puts some puffed rice, which he passed to the groom's hand and then offered to the fire.

Vamang-Sthapana and Sindurdaan

In all the above ceremonies, the bride sits on the right side of her groom, while in 'vamang-sthpana' ceremony she sits on the left side of him. After that, the groom applies sindoor or vermillion to the bride that symbolizes the beginning of her married life.


During the Saptapadi ceremony, the bride and the groom speak seven sentences through which they vow to take responsibilities to each other. This ceremony also signifies that the two individuals will become one throughout their life.

Aanjhala Bharaai

In the 'aanjhala bharai' custom, the father-in-law of the bride presents a bag full of money to the bride and gives all the responsibilities of her to the groom. After that, all the elder members of both the families offer blessings to the newly married couple.

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