Monthly Archives: May 2016

Malayali Brides of Kerala for Wedding in South India

Malayali Bride in Kerala

The Malayali people usually speak native language Malayalam as mother tongue. They are original habitats of Kerala state in south India. This Malayali people with a unique sub-culture historically are the immigrants to most of the world. Generally, the people belong to Kerala are known as Keralite or Malayali. These people are well educated living with highly respected positions in India and the world.

The Malayalee marriage is simple with customs and sweet ceremony. Kerala wedding is very fun and full of rituals. The function is mostly attended by the family, friends and relatives with joy. Please check through the common wedding ritual in Kerala.


Rituals before Wedding

Muhurtham Ritual -The horoscope of both the bride and groom are matched as per traditional malayalee marriage consulting astrologer. If the horoscopes are matched then “Muhurtha” auspicious date is chosen by the two families.

Nischayam Ritual – The “Nischayam” means engagement ceremony where the parents make official announce about the marriage going to be held in future. Here the bride and groom attendance is not required on this occasion.

Traditional Party- The before wedding, the traditional party is arranged for the guests at the bride’s family. Here the bride sits on floor facing towards the east direction and takes a traditional vegetarian meal with her family members.


Rituals on Wedding Day

Madhuparkam Ritual – The bride wears a 2 piece sari “Mundu” who decorated with flowers and jewellery. The groom wears in traditional Dhoti and Angavastram. The groom is warmly welcomed by bride’s father after washes his son-in-law’s feet. Then groom gives cream-white color sari to his father-in-law which his bride wears for marriage.

Kanyadaanam Ritual-The marriage function held in front of the Veli (holy fire). Then the couple takes 3 rounds around the holy fire where the groom ties the “Taali” yellow thread around the neck of bride. After that Kanyadaanam ceremonies take place where the bride’s father hands over his daughter’s hand to the groom.

Sparsham Ritual- The groom sits on floor facing to the bride. The groom tilts his head to backward to touch his wife’s forehead. The Pundit chanting mantras and bride puts puffed rice into the sacred fire. Then the groom lifts his wife’s foot and put it on the grinding stone (Ammi), known as breaking of old ties with her family. Again the groom takes bride’s foot forward 7 times with his hand, which represents her welcome entry into new family home.

Sadhya Ritual- The wedding ceremony completed, the family, friends and relatives attend the arranged traditional party known as “Sadhya” for get-together.


Rituals after Wedding

Kudivep- The newly married couple leaves the bride’s house with tearful moment for the girl’s family members. They are welcomed by the groom’s mother with oil lamps. Welcome ceremony is known as Kudivep.

Grihpravesh-Here the newlywed bride makes her first entry into her husband’s house after marriage called Grihpravesh (entering house). matrimonial sites India, wishing all the Malayali brides and groom from Kerala to register their wedding profile on-line. It will be help for selection with potential profile for marriage matchmaking.

Buddha Purnima Celebration Birthday of Lord Buddha

Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima is the biggest Buddhist festival which falls on Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death day. This day is also known as Buddha Jayanti a full-moon-day of the month and it is public holiday in India. Lord Buddha was born as the Prince Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini, Nepal, around the year of 563 BCE. After his born as astrologer named Asita, come to prince Siddhartha’s father king Suddhodana and told that Prince Siddhartha would either become a great king or to become a holy man.


History of Lord Buddha

However, King Suddhodana of Kapilvastu want to see his son as a king and told his son not to leaving the palace grounds. Prince Siddhartha was married and he had a son. One-day Prince Siddhartha asked his chariot driver to take state visit to know the problems and tragedies of citizen’s life. The Buddhist literature Prince Siddhartha saw the four sights suffering of ordinary people, old man, sick man, a corpse (dead body) and ascetic holy man at peace with world. These sights learned to suggest Gautama for spiritual path and to abandon royal life. He sacrificed his luxury life and search of truth of life. Finally, he meditated for years under a banyan tree and was enlightened there. This banyan tree is at Bodh Gaya in state of Bihar, India. He name was given as Gautama Buddha, then become founder of Buddhism. The Dharmacakra (Dharma wheel) a wooden wheel with 8 spokes is the symbol of Lord Buddha. The wheel represents Buddha’s 8 noble teaching of Buddhism on the path to enlightenment.


Buddha Purnima Celebration

Buddha Purnima is celebrated on the birthday of Buddha in Bodh Gaya. Buddhist pilgrims from all around the world join the occasion. Prayers are held by the devotees and processions, meditation and worshipping the statue of Buddha with dedication.

The Buddha temples are decorated with flowers and pilgrims at the Mahabodhi temple wears new clothing and chanting the prayers of Lord Buddha.

Pigeon are freed from cages, devotees distribute fruits, food and clothes to poor people. People belief Panchsheel (5 principles of Buddhism) which are not to take life, not to steal, not to tell lie, not to consume liquor or intoxicants and not to be disloyal.

Buddha Jayanti or Buddha Day is traditionally celebrated by Buddhists in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the USA, the UK and other countries in the world. Indian matrimony services wishing Happy Buddha Purnima to all people around the world. May Lord Buddha bless you with prosperity and peaceful life.