Category Archives: Weddings

The Milni And Barat Reception

Click here to go straight to Auntyji’s Approach to the Milni and Barat Reception. Two main ceremonies are part of the Punjabi Sikh wedding tradition: the milni (meeting) and the Anand Karag (blissful union). The Milni And Barat Reception The milni ceremony formally introduces the male relatives in both families. It takes place at theContinue Reading

Thaka

Click here to go straight to Auntyji’s Approach to Thaka. The first pre-wedding ceremony in a Punjabi wedding is the thaka. The thaka, also known as roka, establishes a formal relationship between the boy’s and girl’s families. In essence it is a promise of marriage between the couple and signals that both families have stoppedContinue Reading

Sangeet

Click here to go straight to Auntyji’s Approach to Sangeet. Sangeet is a Sanskrit word that means singing together. It is also a fun filled function that is part and parcel of a Punjabi wedding. The sangeet takes place a few days prior to the wedding. Traditionally, only women attend this function and it isContinue Reading

Doli and Other Post Wedding Rituals

Click here to go straight to Auntyji’s Approach on Doli and Other Post Wedding Rituals. Three main functions occur after the wedding. The first is the bride leaving her home, the second the bride being welcomed into her in-laws home and the third is bride returning to her parent’s home for the first time asContinue Reading

Mehndi

Mehndi

Click here to go straight to Auntyji’s Approach to Mehndi. Mehndi (henna paste) holds a significant place in Indian wedding traditions. It is a celebration held for the bride. Family and friends gather to witness the intricate designs being drawn on the bride’s hands, arms, feet and calves. They can also have mehndi designs appliedContinue Reading

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