bride and groom signing marriage certificate during an indian hindu wedding or kerala hindu wedding, kerala,south india,asia

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bride and groom signing marriage certificate during an indian hindu wedding or kerala hindu wedding, kerala,south india,asia
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A Hindu wedding is thought to be the bringing together of two people who are said to be compatible. Hindu wedding ceremonies are traditionally conducted at least partially in Sanskrit, the language of most holy Hindu ceremonies. The local language of the people involved is also used since most Hindus do not understand Sanskrit. Hindus have many rituals that have evolved since traditional times and differ in many ways from the modern western wedding ceremony and also among the different regions, families, and castes. The Hindus attach a lot of importance to marriages, and the ceremonies are very colourful and extend for several days. Also, outside the particapants home is decorated with balloons and other decorations.The Hindu Weddings in Kerala have very simple customs and rituals, except that of Brahmin's weddings. On the Wedding day, both the bride and the groom gives 'Dakshina' to the elders in the family. The marriage is performed in temples or marriage halls in Kerala. The Groom will be welcomed by the girl's brother into the Mandapam. Then the bride is welcomed and made to sit on the left hand side of the groom. Dakshina will be given to the parents from both sides by the bride and the groom. Thalikettu is the most important part of a Nair wedding. Pooja of the 'Thali' will be done in the temple. The groom ties knot and the garlands are exchanged by the bride and groom. Groom gives the 'Manthrakodi' to the bride.The girl's father does the 'Kanyadanam' to the groom. The newly wed couple should take a round of the Manadapam. This is the end of marriage ceremony. The bride wears the 'Manthrakodi' before leaving for her new home. She is welcomed to her husband's home by her Mother-in law giving 'Nilavilakku'.