Anand Karaj 101: Sikh Wedding Ceremonies Explained

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Anand Karaj is the religious name for a Sikh Wedding ceremony. It is considered one of the purest, graceful and tranquil experiences, held under the pristine white dome and in the presence of the holy book, ‘The Guru Granth Sahib Ji’. Like any other traditional Indian wedding ceremony, Anand Karaj also has Pheras (called Laavan or Laavan Phere) to solemnise the wedding.

A joyful union of two souls, a Sikh wedding ceremony usually spans across a few days. The pre and post-wedding ceremonies include a mixture of rituals. Let us learn in detail about each of these ceremonies.

Pre-Wedding Rituals

1. Roka/Thaka

Whether it’s a love marriage or an arranged one, both the parents of the bride and groom must give their blessings for this sacred union. This ceremony marks the onset of the wedding preparations that follow suit. When the bride’s family gives the groom some gifts and sweets, the ceremony is called Roka. When the groom’s family gifts something to the bride, it is known as Thaka.Read More...

 

Article Courtesy: https://www.weddingwire.in/wedding-tips/anand-karaj--c1026

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Article was originally published on: August 6, 2018



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