The Most Important Bengali Wedding Rituals

Hindu weddings and Bengali weddings are more or less the same. If the wedding is oriented to the Bengali style one should have some look at the celebrations and ceremonies that take place in Bengali Weddings and if you are looking for your partner, make sure to check the Bengali Matrimony sites, using which you can get the girl or boy of your dreams.

Following are nine major ceremonies of Bengali pre and post-wedding. These should be known by people and are the most vibrant celebrations of the Bengali culture.

Gaye Holud
This is known as Haldi in some parts of the country. Five to seven married women will be used pestle and mortar to grind the turmeric that is then applied to the groom’s body. The same kind of ceremony takes place in the bride’s home as well. She will receive the turmeric and other such elements from the groom’s side. The bride will be wearing a new saree and will have to carry a Gamchha. Gamchha is a white and red colour cloth. The bride will be applied the turmeric paste and the married woman will make her take a bath.

Bor Jatri
Bor Jatri is the side of the broom. This is a very jovial ceremony of a wedding where the groom and his family members come to the house of the bride for the wedding wearing the best dresses and outfits. This is the same as the Baraat.

Bor Boron
When the groom along with his family, friends and relatives reaches the house of the bride, the relatives and mother of the bride will come out for the welcome ceremony of the groom. This is known as bor Borun. You will see sprinkling trefoil, earthen lamps, and rice in the bamboo win now used for the ceremony along with other necessary elements. The family of the bride will also serve drinks and sweets to the family of the groom.

Potto Bastra
Next in Bengali Wedding, you will see Potto Bastra. The groom sits near the altar and the male member of the family will give him some new clothes. The elder male member who gives clothes does what is known as Sampradan. Sampradan means that the groom has to take responsibility for the bride from the moment they are married to each other.

Saat Paak
This is the time when the bride’s brother will take her in their hands and will complete seven circles. After this, the bride sits on the altar next to the groom and follows after is Subho Dristi.

Subho Dristi
This is another crucial ritual of Bengali Matrimony. In Subho Dristi the bride will look at the groom by throwing the betel leaves that she uses to cover her face. This is what shows the beginning of the journey of being together.

Mala Badal
After Subho Dristi comes to Mala Badal where the couples exchange the garlands of flowers at the altar and the ceremony.

Post Mala Badal, a senior male individual from the lady’s family will hand her over to the lucky man during Sampradan. They will tie both the lady’s and husband to be’s hands utilizing a sacrosanct string while the cleric recounts Vedic serenades. Then, at that point, the couple should put their hands on the Mangal Ghot. It is a metal pitcher with water and it will be covered with mango leaves connected to a twig and a green coconut will be kept on top of it.

The couple will sit before the hallowed fire and recount unique serenades after the minister

Likewise, there is Saptapadi where a few makes seven roundabout rounds around the fire to solemnize the event.

It is a contribution made by the couple. The lady of the hour’s sibling puts puffed rice that is ‘Khoi’ in the possession of the lady and the husband to be will stand near her. Following this, he will hold her hands from the back and they together empty the puffed rice into the fire.

Ghomta And Sindoor Daan
In the end, the couple will be seated at their respected place near the holy fire in Chadnatolla where the groom will put Sindoor on the head of the bride by parting her hair. The bride will then cover the head with a new saree that the groom’s family offers her like a veil.

Along with the ceremonies that are mentioned above there are other ceremonies as well like the Bidaai, Boron and then Bou Bhaat. This usually takes place after the wedding in the groom’s house.

Bengali weddings are fun to attend and you will be able to see amazing rituals and will be able to have delicious food. If you are looking for your life partner, visit the matrimonial sites and start looking for Bengali girls and boys.

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