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Wedding Myths and Superstitions

Wedding Myths and Superstitions


Marriage is one of the most remarkable events in anyone's life. Indian weddings are usually extravagant affair. Marriages of any type, either a destination weddingor wedding at home, are made for the attendees to experience the warmest reception. To make this affair as the most memorable, people leave no stone unturned to create it a successful event. Indian marriages are like festivals however a whole lot more phenomenal.

Amidst this celebration there's always a fear of saving bride and groom from any type of evil eyes thus every possible measure is taken to prevent it. Indian wedding Superstitions has no limitations and can be found anywhere, even in marriage ceremony, that's why every ritual takes place with numerous safety measures.if some unfavourable things occur people connect it with evil eyes and try to find solutions in same aspect only. Various Totkas in form of remedies are taken to ward off the bad luck. Let me list out some of the wedding superstitions that happens only in India:

1. Darker Mehendi

Before the marriage ceremony, the bride looks for beautiful Mehandi designs and applies to her hands and feet. After the Mehendi is dried, it is wiped off. It is believed that thecolour of the Mehendi decides how much the groom will love her. Some even say that if the colour is darker than her mother-in-law will always be affectionate towards her.

2. Never lend your wedding dress

It is also a kind of myth and superstition that lending your wedding dress may bring misfortune for you. Everyone especially elders of the house always warn to never lend the wedding dress to other brides. Doing such a thing transfers the lender’s good luck to the bride. Some even consider that it brings bad omen to the lender.

3. Right foot first

When the bride arrives at her husband's home, she is made to enter the home by putting her right foot first. She pushes the utensil filled with rice with her right foot and enters the home. This is said to bring luck and prosperity to her as well as her new home.

Right foot first - Wedding Myths and Superstitions

4. No spilling of milk

Boiling milk has always been an attention seeking task but achieving this task properly in a wedding house is much more important than any normal days. One should be very careful while boiling milk in the wedding house. Spilling of milk before the wedding day is considered to bring misfortune to the bride.

5. Don’t wear black or white

Wearing black or white in an Indian wedding is a big no-no. The bride is strictly kept away from both these colours. Not just the bride and groom even people attending the wedding ceremony steers away from that colour. In Indian culture, black and white is the colour of mourning. hence, it is considered very inauspicious to be used at weddings.

6. Breaking of the mirror

Breaking of the mirror in a wedding house is considered to be a bad omen. People often ruminate that it brings bad luck for 7 years. It is assumed that a mirror contains one’s soul and breaking it might risk their actual soul.

7. Keeping a knife

People believe that after getting engaged, the bride must keep a sharp metal object or a knife with her at all times until the wedding. It is done to ensure that the bride remains safe from any harm that comes towards her way; possibly from negative spirits.

8. Hiding the Groom's face

Hiding the groom’s face with the flower veil is done to prevent the groom from getting a bad look. This tradition is especially followed in north Indian weddings. The veil is generally called as Sehra which not only adds beauty but saves groom from evil eyes also.

9. Wearing bangles

Bangles are one of the most important part “solahshringar” for Indian brides. Bangles made up of glass or any other metal like Gold is meant to bring prosperity and good fortune. Bangles are an inseparable part of Indian culture.

Wearing bangles - Wedding Myths and Superstitions

They are usually worn on the wrist of the hand and due to the constant friction, it increases the blood circulation level. Furthermore, the electricity passing out of the outer skin is again reverted to the body because of the round-shaped bangles.

10. Falling of “Kaleere”

In the North Indian culture, brides wear bangles and then “kaleere” are attached to it. The bride shakes her hand above all the unmarried girls. The one above whom the Kaleere falls, is believed to be the next in line to get married.

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