While the northern part of the people of India have always been in the forefront when it comes to the big fat Indian wedding is elaborate; the southern zone of the country has never been far behind the rich, culturally developed weddings. Though natives of South India have always known to be simple and subtle in their ways and traditions of the wedding rituals still rather interesting and rich appeal.
There are many types of weddings are held south of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka Tamil Nadu – the most beautiful way. Whether it is a Hindu wedding, a Muslim or a Christian in this part of the country wedding – Weddings are always worth a holiday.
The Tamil priests or Keralite Vishwakarmas or Nadar Christians – those weddings will astonish you a rich cultural and aesthetic value to the communities in which they developed their own rites and rituals.
the southernmost tip of India, the Tamil Nadu state – many communities of various rites and rituals. The Tamil Brahmins of Tamil Iyers of Tamil Nadars – These rich traditional culture of different communities and the same is reflected in weddings.
When Nadars in weddings, this is a complicated matter to families. A typical marriage ceremony Nadar also many ceremonies and rituals characteristic meaning, and thus celebrated with great pomp and show.
After the usual strengthening of families and the boy and the girl in the marriage covenant, the wedding was the oldest member of the family or a priest all the relatives, friends and important members of the community.
the first of the pre-wedding ceremony wearing a flower garland a typical wedding Nadar. The bride-groom's parents, elders, relatives and friends come down to the house of the bride carrying gifts, new clothes, jewelry and gifts for him. They bring a big and beautiful garlands of flowers for the bride and she is dressed up in flowery jewelery for the bride, mother of the groom. In the case of absence of the mother of the bride-groom, the ritual or the sister or sister-in-law of the bride-groom are covered. Then, after all the other female family members of the bride-groom who turns decking up the bride of the flower jewelry. The bride so blessed and smeared vibhuthi or kungumam all the elders present there.
Subsequently, the eldest members of both families are made to sit on each other and exchange gifts among all the families in terms of cash, clothing, fruits, flowers and jewelry to thambulam or welcome sign; After honoring each other vibhuthi and flower garlands. Next to the suite Pattu kattuthal ceremony, which honor the bride-groom's family to the bride's house by blessing the bride in a beautiful new silk saree. The bride was blessed by the elders in the family who uses or vibhuthi kungumam forehead.
Among the interesting ritual ceremonies melting gold and Nadars necessarily held the bride-groom's residence. A beautiful traditional thali is designed for the bride-groom's family and gifted to the family of the bride-groom. A small piece of gold is a gold thali melting of the bride's family. A goldsmith melts the gold and perform a puja and a small part of it along with the molten gold. He was accompanied by a woman with a child in the house, as he is considered a lucky little girl.
After melting the gold ritual, a Puja ceremony held both Houses of the bride and groom. The palmyrah stick smeared with turmeric powder and mango leaves tied kungumam it. Then they worshiped rice in a bowl held out before him which was later given to a woman who captures the rice.
a day or two before the wedding, the family of the bride and groom perform puja to the Almighty and the souls of their ancestors seeking the blessing of the wedding and the couple a happy married life.
Nadars, commitment or the day before the engagement ceremony is usually held on the wedding day. This includes the solemn exchange of vows between the rings and pre-wedding for the bride and bride-groom.
On the day of the marriage, the maternal uncle of the bride, groom and the bride is initiated by the customs. These individually Garland's nephew and niece, and was offered a blessing to-be-wed. The bride was gifted a sari for the bride-groom's female family members he wears marriage. So after the thali is tied around the neck of the bride, groom and after seeking the blessings of elders, they vibhuthi applied to the forehead of each other and exchange garlands. After the battery darshan villa the couple by the brother of the groom, the couple offered to consume milk and bananas. The rituals finally get over the oil bath for the wedding the groom's family, after which the bride leaves her husband's house. After offering prayers, the couple again return to the bride's house, where the sun is over a sumptuous feast for the bride's family.