7 Vows in Indian Marriages

When it comes to Indian marriages, words like big, fat, extravagant, pomp and show come to our mind at once. However, irrespective of the style and size of the wedding, one thing that remains common in all Hindu marriages is the ‘seven vows’ signified by the sacred ‘saat pheras’ around fire or ‘agni’, which is one of the most imperative rituals of Indian weddings. With each ‘phera’ the couple makes a vow, a commitment with strong mythological roots, which is to be lived forever and more, its only then that a couple is accepted as husband and wife for the … Click here to continue…..

Truth behind arranged marriages

People in the western countries are at their wit’s end when it comes to comprehending the rationale behind arranged marriage system, more so the success rate that it enjoys. But there is a lot more to this traditional system of making matches than what meets the eyes. Right age : Love knows no age, but in order to make a good match through arranged marriage, it is imperative to keep age consideration in mind. The preferable age for girls is around 25 or 26 and for guys no later than 30. Self assessment : Take a pen and paper and … Click here to continue…..

Don’t Mix Love & Money

If you’ve ever dreaded bringing up finances with your romantic partner, you’re not alone: A new poll from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling found that a whopping 68 percent of respondents said that talking about money with a hypothetical fiancé would either be awkward, lead to a fight, reveal previously hidden issues or result in the cancellation of the wedding. Just one in three respondents said talking about money would be a “productive and easy conversation.” Why do we find it so hard to discuss finances with the person we plan to spend the rest of our lives with? … Click here to continue…..

Significance of Mehndi in Indian Marriages

One of the most important pre-wedding ceremonies in Indian marriages is the ‘Mehndi ki raat’. It is not only a fun pre-wedding ritual but also has a deep-rooted cultural significance to it. Traditional Ritual Applying mehendi to the bride and the groom before the wedding, is one of the oldest Indian traditions. The ceremony, however, entails an elaborate application of mehndi designs on a bride’s hands and feet. As for the groom, a mere token of application of henna is a mark of good omen. As a wedding tradition, it is followed in many part of India as well as … Click here to continue…..