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Some Unique Wedding Rituals Across The World: Extraordinary & Interesting!

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Different countries have different wedding rituals, some are sweet, some are confusing and some are funny. But, these rituals give you a sense of joy, togetherness and bind the people together. Knowing the different wedding rituals is really interesting. India is not the only county where you find and noticed different wedding rituals, but across the world you can notice unique wedding rituals making their wedding customs different from others. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting and extraordinary wedding rituals across the world.

Mauritania wedding ritual, fatter wife for god luck: Generally most of the girls want to look slim and beautiful in their wedding dress. But, in Mauritania, a fatty, plump, full-bodied wife is said to signify good luck and prosperity in a marriage. Therefore, the family members of the girl often forced her to become fatter for the wedding day. Sometimes, it causes them endless illness and health issues because of sudden increase in the weight.

South Korea, beating the groom’s feet: In South Korea, the rituals of beating the groom’s feet takes place after the wedding ceremony. In this ceremony, the groom’s friends remove his shoes and tie his feet together with a rope of sash. They then lift his legs off the ground and start beating the soles of his feet with a stick or dried yellow corvine. They believe that it will make the groom stronger before the first wedding night. It is more a kind of fun tradition, where the friends and family members check the strength of the groom by doing so. Even they also ask different questions and quizzes to check his knowledge.

France, drinking the leftover from toilet bowl: This is probably one of the most weird and unique custom in its nature. Once the wedding ceremonies are over, the family members and friends of the bride collect left-overs and then stuff it in a toilet bowl. Once they fill the toilet bowl with it, they enter the couple’s room and threaten that they will not leave until and unless the couple drinks it.

Malaysia, newly wedded couple can’t use toiled: In Malaysia, the Tidong community don’t allow the newly wedded couple to use the toilet after wedding. They are not allowed to go to bathroom for three days. The family members keep a close watch on the couple and they are allowed to have minimal amount of food and drinks. If they break this custom they supposedly brings bad luck to the couple, in the form bad luck, in the form of broken marriage, death of their children or infidelity.

Kenya, spitting on the bride:  This is another unique and bizarre wedding rituals of Massai from Kenya. When the people of this community held any wedding, the bride’s head is shaved and lamb fat and oil is applied on her head. After all the wedding rituals, the father of the bride blesses his daughter by spitting on her head and breast. Generally, we consider spitting as symbol of disgrace, but here the custom is regarded as blessing and brings good luck and fortune in her life. After this ritual, the newly wedded bride leaves her home with the groom and doesn’t look back.

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8 Unique Indian Wedding Customs Which You Will Find Nowhere!

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Wedding is considered as one of the most important ceremony of one’s life and for family also. Across the world people follow different rituals and customs during wedding according to their religion and community. But, there are some strange and unique

  1. Usage of tomatoes to welcome Baraatis:  In a small town, which is known as Sarsaul, there natives follow a very strange way to welcome the baraatis. They don’t welcome the baraatis with flowers or garlands, rather they hurled tomatoes to welcome Baraatis. They have strange believe that a relationship that begins on an unhappy note always turns into a good and loving relation.
  2. Goodies for river Ganga: In Bengali marriage they have a very unique ritual in which the aunts of the bride set a special plate of aarti, which includes different types of goodies and sweets. They offer all these goodies and sweets to the holy river Ganga. They have a belief that by doing so the river Ganga will be happy and she will shower blessings on their daughter.
  3. Groom pretending to opt for Sanyaasam: This could be one of the most unique customs in any wedding. In Tamil Brahmin wedding, the moment groom enters into the Mandap, he has to pretend and show to have a mind change and he does not want to get marry, rather he wants to opt for ‘Sanyaasam’. In this situation, the father of the bride encourages and convinces him to choose ‘Grahastham’ and marry his daughter. This strange tradition is known as ‘Kasi Yaatrai’.
  4. Earthen pot balancing by bride: This is very different ritual from others as the newly wedded bride. The new bride is given a huge earthen pot to keep on her head by her mother-in-law. Other females of the family add more pots to test the endurance and balancing skills of the bride. This ritual is conducted to test the skills of the bride to maintain the balance in the family.
  5. Flags in wedding: Have you heard about any wedding with flags? Kumauni wedding has this unique ritual of usage of flags in wedding. A white flag, which is known as ‘Nishan’ leads that baraat and represents the bridegroom. The last man in the procession holds a red flag that represents the bride.
  6. Silk shawl to separate bride & groom: Marathi people use a silk shawl that is known as Antrapat to separate the bride and groom. It is only removed when the pandit starts chanting the mangal mantras. After that bride and groom can see each-other.
  7. Ghara gharoli: This Ghara gharoli ritual is extremely sacred among all the Punjabi’s. The bride’s sibling is supposed to fill a pitcher with water from a nearby temple. The bride takes bath in the same water after that only she wears her wedding dress.
  8. Madhuparka: It is very important ceremony in Gujarati wedding. In this wedding ritual of Madhuparkat ceremony, when bride’s parents welcome the groom. They wash his feet and offer Panchamrut, a liquid made of milk, honey, yogurt, sugar and ghee. After completing the ceremony then he enters the mandap.

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