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11 Amazing Kerala Wedding Customs That Will Definitely Take Your Heart!

Updated: Feb 15

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Kerala weddings are a perfect example of grace, elegance, and filled with simplicity. Kerala weddings are also known as Nair Weddings. These weddings do not have lengthy rituals. These are very simple and elegant. Seriously these rituals will take your heart away. From Nischayam Ceremony to Graha Pravesh show yourself with some amazing costumes of the Kerala weddings!

So, let’s start from the first ritual

1. The Nischayam Ceremony

Once the pastor gestures to the wedding after astrology. Families decide a date for this ceremony. What this ceremony is. A Nischayam ceremony is held to celebrate the joyous announcement of the wedding. This ceremony is also known as a ring ceremony. This is the start of the beautiful journey of a bride and groom relationship. Once the rings are exchanged, families give sweets and gifts to each other.

2. Pre-Nuptial Blessing

This is a unique but very essential ritual in Kerala weddings. And this custom takes place just a day before the wedding. Close family and friends of the bride and groom attend this ceremony. The main motive of this ceremony is to take blessings from the elders to run their wedding life smoothly. The bride wears a ravishing silk saree, and the groom is fashioned in traditional attire.

3. Mehendi Ceremony

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The Mehendi ceremony takes place at the bride’s home. Where the bride's family, friends join this ceremony. And the bride's aunts apply henna on her hands, and all the ladies dance, so=ing songs and enjoy the ceremony. This was told from the past, Mehendi is pious for the married life of a woman as per the Hindu customs.

4. Haldi Ceremony

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This ceremony is held before the wedding. In which a paste of kumkum and haldi is applied to the face of both the groom and the bride. The ceremony is performed in the morning during the wedding day. The Haldi Ceremony is taken as a religious ceremony in the Kerala matrimony.

5. Wedding Rituals

The final and very big day for the bride and groom come. Wedding ceremonies of the Nair Wedding ( also known as “Kudivep”) are often carried out in the ancestral home of the Bride. Most families select out of booking temples or convention centers or gardens for the convenience of both the families.