Chhattisgarhi Pre Wedding Rituals | Chhattisgarh Marriage
Updated: Feb 15
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A Chhattisgarhi wedding took 4 to 5 days to complete all the rituals. The rituals that come after the marriage shows the belief of the people of the state. Different Gods and Goddesses are praised on the day of the marriage in the house of the groom and the bride. The bride-groom should always be older than the bride. Marriages are always celebrated during the months of Magh and Phagun.
The boy’s parents and relatives go to the girl’s house with their proposal. The girl’s parents serve them a delicious meal. After that, they get seated and start talking about marriage proposals in the best possible or ideal way. In Chhattisgarh, it is a tradition to speak neither too slowly, nor in too hurry. It is called “Saga-Neti talk”. The boy’s parents keep the proposal peacefully and politely.
Sagai or Faldan
If the girl’s parents believe the proposal then a date is fixed for engagement. It is also called “Panch Piye Pindhan”. The wedding clothes and jewelry are given to the girl. It is a custom that the girl has to wear the dress presented to her by their in-laws and come to the hall where the guests are seated. It is done to represent that the girl is now in very good condition physically & mentally. After that, the date of marriage is fixed. The boy’s party has to give the pre approximated amount of rice to the girl party.
This ceremony is managed separately in the house of the groom and the bride. A