They also have a deep meaning of symbolic and often times it is important to follow a tradition that their parents or grandparents followed. A Hindu wedding is not only the marriage of two people, but of both families and both of their businesses. Symbolic Anthropology: There are many rituals leading up to the wedding along with the ceremony celebrations. One of the celebrations they perform is the Haldi Ceremony, which is what the bride and groom participant in. In the ritual, family members put turmeric paste on the bride and groom individually.
Parsi weddings unveil ethics, set of core values and intangible flame as per the Zoroastrian tradition that have been preserved and protected through ages in a manner that is extremely phenomenal. Process: Parsi wedding or Lagan is celebrated with several pre-wedding and post-wedding ceremonies: Rupia Peravanu Ceremony: This ceremony is one of the pre-wedding celebrations of Parsi marriage and holds its unique importance. This ceremony is that of an appreciation when the families of the to-be bride and groom acknowledge the couple’s decision to get married. This ceremony begins when ladies from the to-be groom’s family visit the bride’s place and offer some monetary gifts to the to-be bride. The mother of the girl welcomes the ladies by performing a ritual named “Achu-michu.” First of all, Tilak with Kunkun is applied on the forehead of all the ladies and then the egg is passed around their heads after which it is thrown on the ground.
"According to Jainism, sex [before marriage] represents bad karma for Indian people" (Priyanka Thukral Mahajan). Jainism is a long religious wedding ceremony for an Indian couple. However, Jain couples must respect their family traditions of three marriage ceremony stages: pre-wedding, wedding, and post-wedding. Pre-wedding helps the bride and the groom to be prepared for the actual wedding ritual. The five pre- wedding rituals for Jainism are Laghana Lekan, Laghana Patrika, Vachan, Sagai, and Manga Mandap.
First comes the practical and ritual dimension. A Sikh has three important rituals: baptism, marriage and naming their child. When a Sikh is baptized it always done when the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book, is present. The ceremony is run by five Sikhs, that fix the Amrit, holy water. Marriage is known as Anand Karaj, a blissful union.
The symbols of Hindu wedding differ culturally. For example, Sri Lankan Hindus wear Thali where Bengalis wear Bangles as their symbols. Even then, the design of Thali or Mangal Sutra differs culturally, for example, in the Southern part of India where Tamils live, it is only made of gold and Northern part Mangalsutra made using black beads and gold beads. As gold is a symbol of prosperity and well-being, a woman wearing a Mangalsutra or gold bangle is believed to bring happiness and prosperity to the family, whereas Black beads symbolize the talisman to prevent the evil eye. Each black bead is believed to have divine powers to absorb all the negative vibrations and protect the marriage of a couple, especially the life of the husband refers an article written by Divya Patwari, editor, and writer
The Bindi Being a small usually red dot they would put in the middle of there forehead indicating their third eye. The Bindi typically symbolizes honor or love and a women usually would change to the black Bindi when they become a widow. Bindis have changed from being one strict size, and can be made into stickers or powder. A sari is is a long, and often richly colored and embellished, piece of silk fabric that women wrap over their bodies. Typically, the clothing holds Hindu symbols such as lotus flowers, which symbolize beauty and fertility, or even depictions of the gods themselves.
The Kathina Ceremony also known as “Robe offering” is again observed in the “Theravada Buddhist” tradition. This ceremony requires people to offer cloth for garments and other necessities to the monastic “Sangha.” This ceremony is performed every year in four weeks succeeding the end of the Vassa retreat. This ceremony requires going back to “Buddha” and “First Buddhist Monks.” Uposatha Observance: These days mark the time of renewed dedication to “Dhamma” practice and is observed by monastic and followers throughout the world of “Theravada Buddhism.” These days signify more intense dedication on the part of the monastic whereas on the part of the followers the days signify ways to renew commitment to
Turban has hugeness in the Sikh religion as well as in the Sikh lifestyle. After the demise of the leader of a family, the eldest child is displayed a Turban, symbolizing award of the honor and pride of the family and in addition the obligations of the crew. On the event of marriage, the fathers or close relatives of the lady and the man of the hour present Turbans to one another as image of shared social regard and nobility. In the Sikh country, great companions of long standing present Turban to one another inferring the message that they will be siblings in religion, consequently. Sikh families perform Dastaar Bandi - tying of a Turban on youngsters as a unique service.
Before undergoing the Upanayana ceremony, children do not formally belong to a caste and therefore do not have an identity in the context of Hinduism. According to Bell, the characteristics that define ritual are formalism, traditionalism, invariance, rule-governance, sacral symbolism, and performance. Bell defines formalism as the “use of a more limited and rigidly organized set of expressions and gestures” (139). In general, Hinduism’s rituals are less formalized than those of many other religions, such as Christianity. However, some aspects of the Upanayana
As show in the movie hair is a very important aspect of the Sikh culture. On several occasions Mrs. Bhamra states that young British girls now cute their hair short and look like men. They do not cut their hair. Men wear turbans like the father did throughout the movie. The Turban is also a symbol of personal control and responsibility to others.