South Indian weddings. When you hear this term, you think that South Indian weddings are simple, filled with customs and get over in no time. However, you must know that while South Indian weddings are filled with rituals and are mellow in comparison to the North Indian weddings, they too can last for a week. Yep, you read that right!
Be it a Tamil wedding or a Kannada matrimonial Shaadi, these weddings have a few things that we bet you don't know about. And to ensure that you know some of the rituals, we have curated the perfect list for you. Here are five things we bet you didn't know about Kannada matrimonial. Read on, and we assure you, you are in for some real gyaan.
Things We Bet You Didn’t Know That Take Place In Kannada Matrimonial
This is one of the first ceremonies which takes place in a Kannada matrimonial. Also known as your classic engagement ceremony, the parents of the bride and groom exchange gifts, betel leaves and betel nuts with each other for good luck. Groom's parents then offer a saree, blouse, coconut, sweets and other treats to the bride, whereas the bride's parents present dhoti, coconut and fruits to the groom. Unlike your regular engagement, this one in Kannada matrimonial is more inclusive, and the final wedding date is announced by the family priest, who officiates the start of the wedding ceremonies.
This pre-wedding pooja takes place for the love and happiness of the couple. For the ritual, a roof is created using coconut and banana leaves in front of the house. The roof is made to welcome only auspicious things in the wedding house. After the roof, everyone from the groom and bride's family offers prayer to the god and finishes this pooja.
This is one of the most important rituals in a Kannada matrimonial. Here, the families of the groom and the bride pray to their family deities at their respective temples and homes. The ritual is religiously followed by both the families to seek blessings for the bride, and groom and their healthy long life. Offering prayers is quiet in Hindu weddings, but this one is different, and once you attend this ritual, you'll understand how and why this is different.
This one ritual is a treat for the groom. Here, the bride's family does everything to pamper the groom. The groom is given gifts, and his favorite food is prepared by the bride's family. This ritual in Kannada matrimony takes place a day before the wedding. Kannada matrimonial is all about simple rituals and customs; however, there are some rituals that make them stand out. In fact, even in Kannada weddings, rituals change, keeping the caste, community and various other things in mind. Irrespective of the rituals, these are some customs that make Kannada matrimonials so special.
This is a fun ritual enjoyed most by the couple in a Kannada matrimonial. It takes place after the matrimonial, where the groom's family hides a ring in a bowl of milk/colored water. The couple then has to compete with each other to find the ring. The bride is given three chances to find the ring, and if she finds the ring, it means that she is capable of facing all the hurdles after marriage. The ritual is played to break the awkwardness between the couple and the family. It's more like an ice breaker game where everyone bonds and laughs together.
The next time you attend a Kannada matrimonial, ensure that you are a part of all these rituals that makes the matrimonial so special.