Marriage Print E-mail

In Hindu dharma, marriage is viewed as a sacrament and not a contract. Hindu marriage is a life-long commitment of one wife and one husband, and is the strongest social bond that takes place between a man and a woman. Grahastha Ashram (the householder stage), the second of the four stages of life begins when a man and a woman marry and start a household. For a Hindu, marriage is the only way to continue the family and thereby repay his debt to his/her ancestors. In Hindu view, marriage is not a concession to human weakness, but a means for spiritual growth. Man and woman are soul mates who, through the institution of marriage, can direct the energy associated with their individual instincts and passion into the progress of their souls.

Marriage

Item

Quantity

Turmeric powder

1 Packet

Kumkum

1 Packet

Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste

1 Packet

Agarbatthi

1 Packet

Camphor

1 Packet

Betel leaves

15

Betel Nuts

1 small packet

Flowers

2 Bouquets

Bananas and 5 Variety of fruits

Few of each kind

Coconuts

5

Rice

1 pounds

Honey

1 Bottle (small)

Rice

1 pounds

Aluminum baking trays (medium size)

2

Ghee

1 pound

Dry coconut

4

Fire wood chips

1 Packet

Havan samagri

1 Packet

Paddy Puffed Rice

50 gms

Deepam (Lamps)

1

Bell

1

Pancha Patram and Udharani or Unused Cup and spoon

1

Kalasam

1

Mango Leaves

1 Packet

Saffron, Cloves, Cardamom and Pachha karpooram

Small quantities for Kalasam

Aarathi Plate

1

Trays for fruits and flowers

5

Dry fruits like Almonds, Cashews, Raisins, Dates etc

 1 small Packet of  each kind

Naivedyam

Rava kesari, and/ or

Sweet  Pongal

Sweets

Any sweets  as per their regional practices

Quarters

40

Garlands

Big Size: 2

Medium Size: 2

New Dress

For couple

Mangala Sutra/Thali/ Mangalyam

As per their regional tradition.

Wedding Rings

As per their regional tradition.

Toe rings (silver)

As per their regional tradition.

 
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