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).
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