What happens during a Sikh wedding ceremony?
For many couples getting married at a Gurdwara – a Sikh Temple, the religious wedding ceremony is known as Anand Karaj – a blissful union, where the couple will marry in front of the Guru Granth Sahib while the guests gather around the couple, usually with men on one side and women on the other.
How do Sikh get married?
A Sikh marriage is known as Anand Karaj which means a ‘Ceremony of Bliss’. Features of the wedding ceremony include: The couple and their guests then enter the prayer room of the gurdwara and the marital ceremony is performed by the granthi . This takes place in front of a copy of the Guru Granth Sahib.
What is the ceremony of Sikh marriage called?
Anand Karaj is the religious name for a Sikh Wedding ceremony. It is considered one of the purest, graceful and tranquil experiences, held under the pristine white dome and in the presence of the holy book, ‘The Guru Granth Sahib Ji’.
What Colour do Sikh brides wear?
The groom is required to sport a beard as a symbol of adherence to the Sikh faith and he is supposed to wear a turban around his head, typically of pink cloth. Sikh brides tend to wear ornate, decorative and exquisitely embroidered set of Salwar Kameez. The traditional wedding dress colour is red.
What color should you not wear to a Sikh wedding?
The colors that you should definitely not wear to a Sikh wedding are white and black. These colors are traditionally worn in the Sikh community to funerals. Apart from those two colors, you can pretty much wear any other color of your choice.
Can Sikh wedding happen at night?
Punjabi and Sikh weddings are long and stretch into the night. Sikh weddings happen during the day with the ardaas at the Gurudwara. The Punjabi wedding with the mantras and phere itself happens late at night, after the dinner.
How is Punjabi marriage done?
It consists of many rites, the Batna, Choora, Jaggo fireworks and sometimes the Ladies Sangeet and Mehndi. The mayian happens the night before the wedding and is celebrated according to which part of Punjab the participants are from. Vatna/Haldi: Four lamps or diyas are lit and the bride sits facing them.
What does a bride carry in Sikh wedding?
Shagan. The bride’s family sends gifts to the groom’s family home before the wedding ceremony. The gifts are presented in exquisitely decorated trays carried by the bride’s relatives. The gifts generally tend to be a combination of fruits, dry fruits, sweets, coconuts and clothes.
How long are Sikh weddings?
A Sikh wedding ceremony, often held at a Sikh place of worship, is less than an hour. During this time, the bride and groom are asked to bow in front of a holy scripture text called the Guru Granth, while members of the wedding party sing hymns to seek God’s blessings.
What should a female wear to a Sikh wedding?
Sikh Brides can choose to wear a lehenga choli, salwar with kameez outfit or a sari. Likewise female guests at a Sikh wedding can also choose to follow suit and wear similar clothing to the bride and this includes non-Sikh female guests but they all must be careful not to upstage the bride on her special day.
Can a non Sikh marry a Sikh?
Marrying people of other faiths is acceptable, they say, but conducting that marriage in a Sikh temple is not. Non-Sikhs can only be involved if they accept the Sikh faith and change their name to include Singh or Kaur, the council insists.