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Weddings in India -- Table of Contents

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Keywords: wedding, marriage, india, tradition, indian, matri

Basing -- A Wedding Headgear made with Pith
Wedding headgear worn by Halakki farmers
Wedding Rituals of India
Multiple Marriages
Mass Weddings at Dharmasthala
Multiple marriages to save wedding costs and to promote caste harmony are often held in India

Konkani Bride
Picture of Sunita Kamat, the town of Ankola
A Wedding Banquet
Wedding Reception, India
People in festive attire eating on plantain-leaves. Wedding of Vibha Kamat and Vivek Shanbhag, 1991

Martial Rituals During a Kodava Wedding
The Kodavas are a warrior community and their wedding rituals involve symbolic warfare
Kodava Wedding Ritual
Getting Ready
Decorating the Bride
A bride getting ready for the traditional Coorgi wedding

Anxious Groom
The Indian Wedding
A Coorgi Bride Carrying Water

Wedding without the Bride
When Kamat went to attend this wedding, he discovered that there was no bride! Absentee marriages are quite common in some Muslim communities of India.
Absentee Marriage!
Weddings in India
The Newly Weds in Traditional Wedding Attire

Accepted Marital Norms Within Families
Chart shows which of the marriages among cousins is allowed by the Indian traditions

The Bride of India
An Indian bride in all her finery. Notice the elaborate designs on her hands, and jewelry made with golden coins.

Hindu Symbolic Marriage
Eloping couple exchange garlands under a tree.
Illustration from Sougandhika Parinaya
Simplest of Hindu Weddings
Indian Bride
Decorations of a Bride

Boy Meets Girl
Depiction of a Hindu wedding in a Maithili painting
Exchange of Garlands
Hindu Wedding Rituals
Konkani Bride and Groom
Wedding of Tulasidas Kamat, 1980

Guests at a Hindu Wedding
Wedding Guests
Wedding of Lord Shiva
Shiva Arrives for His Wedding
Detail from Lepakshi painting shows women with arati welcoming bridegroom Shiva. Notice a kubja a with kalash


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