WEDDINGS OF INDIA – ARYA SAMAJ WEDDING
INDIAN WEDDING – ARYA SAMAJ WEDDINGS – INDIAN WEDDING CEREMONIES
Arya Samaj Weddings are not very elaborate, they are short and convenient specially for those who do not want a wedding to be a time taking affair. Arya Samaj was founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswathi, the weddings are conducted by Arya Samaj in any of the Arya Samaj Temples. Non Hindus can also go through the wedding process once been through Shuddhi, i.e. Purification. Arya Samaj does not believe in worshipping any idol, so the ceremony is conducted with fire and other elements. Also the mantras are translated into a language which the couple can understand. The ceremony lasts just for an hour and can help the families cut their wedding expenses.
The main rituals in an Arya Samaj Wedding are Madhuparka, Kanyadaan, Havanv, Paani Grahan and Aashirwaad. All these rituals signify the commencement of the bride and the groom’s journey into a happy married life. Also, there are rituals like Shilarohan, Lajahom, Parikrama , and Saptapadi, which are followed. Lastly, the newly wed couple takes blessings of the lederly people of the family.
Indian Wedding is considered as one of the Sanskars in Indian Philosophy like Upnayan Sanskar, Pani-Grahan Sanskar (Wedding). This ceremony is considered to be of great spiritual importance and union of two souls and committment to live together and share the joy and sorrow of life with each other. The Indian Wedding marks the wholeness or oneness of life of two different people. Indian Wedding Ceremonies have great spiritual importance and are followed by Indian tradiitonal families with great respect.