Hiding of shoes by sister in laws . Bride & groom searching ring in vessel after marriage are very common customs & most of the Indian communities perform these customs during the weddings .However there are some customs with which we are less familiar because these customs are caste or community specific .

In SINDHI marriages there is a custom called WANWAS in which the bride groom's clothes are torn by his relatives a day before his marriage. This custom is also performed in Bride's house.It is believed that by tearing the clothes & throwing them into sea or river will help the bride & groom to get rid of evil eye.

Among MANIPURIS there is a custom in which one senior lady from the groom's side & one senior lady from bride's side releases a TAKI FISH in the river or lake & sees that both the fishes move together.If the fishes get separated it means the couple will not going to maintain the relation for a very long time.

Among the SANTHAL TRIBE OF MADHYPRADESH the bride sits in a huge basket & a senior male from her family keeps that basket on his head & goes in the mandap than the groom climbs on his brother-in-law's shoulder's & puts sindhoor on the bride's forehead.

In Brahmins & Agarwals there is custom of singing GAALIS . The bride's relatives sing Gaalis. In Gaalis the relatives of bride tease the relatives of Grooms & the interesting part is that the Grooms relatives force the brides relatives to sing ' Gaalis ' & for that they give money .One of the popular Gaali which is sang in North India is as follows,

" Samdhee kuttae aayae......aayae yahan par......gattur ka paani pila .......pila meri guyiaan , guttar ka pani pila ".

" Samdhee ke mooch .....jaise kuttae ki pooch .......guttar ka pani pila......pila meri guyiaan , guttar ka pani pila ".

There are many more customs performed during marriages in India which are very uncommon & if our Bollywood Directors & Producers do some research work on the customs in marriage definitely we will be able to see more Indian customs in movies .

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bush said...

There is a custom in south Indian brahmin marriages.Its called "Kasi Yatra" .In this Bridegroom will pretend to move to kasi & bride will console him to marry her. Its really a fun in BrahminsMatrimony