3 Post-Wedding Rituals In Telugu Wedding You Must Know About!
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Let’s start with some of the post-wedding rituals of Telugu marriage:
As the wedding ceremony completes the bride comes to the house of the groom. ‘Grah’ means home/house & ‘Pravesham’ means entry. Here, she is traditionally welcomed by the mother of the groom & all other relatives. This whole ritual of the bride entering the house is known as Grahpravesham. This is a ritual similar to the ones shown on television or movies in which the bride enters the house by kicking a small vessel filled with rice. Here, the bride is assumed as ‘Devi Laxmi’ & the ritual is all about welcoming her in the groom’s house. It is believed that the bride’s entry will bring prosperity in the house and thus considered as ‘Shubha’.
2. Satyanarayana Vratam
Satyanarayana word is made from two words combined together that are “Satya” & “Narayana”. Narayan is also known as “Lord Vishnu” or “A higher being” whereas, Satya means truth. Therefore, the word “Satyanarayanam” means ‘a higher being who is an embodiment of truth’ or ‘who himself is the only truth’. Vratam means ‘fasting’ (not eating food for a day) or eating only those food items which are suitable for fasting as per the guidance of elder people of the house.
Satyanarayana Vratam is a ritual which is performed by both the bride & groom after Grahpravesham in which they fast for a day. This ritual is performed at the groom’s house and can be performed on any day (except ‘New Moon’ or ‘Amavasya’).
3. Uniting Mangalasutram
Uniting Mangalasutram ceremony is the most important & sacred ritual in the life of a bride. This ritual is performed after 16 days of the wedding which can be performed mostly by the groom but sometimes an elder member of the family can also perform this ritual. The two golden plate discs are united in one common thread separated by a few black & golden beads so that they don’t clash with each other. The uniting of 'Mangalasutram' depicts the union of two people & two families in a common thread of love.
As soon as the ceremony gets over the bride is asked to wear a brand new ‘saree/sari’ after taking a holy bath.
Here, all the holy rituals of a Telugu wedding complete and the bride & groom spend a blessed and happy married life together entering into a new phase of their life.
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