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Updated: Feb 15
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Elegance and simplicity is the quality of the Tamil people. And this quality you will see in their wedding ceremonies too. You will see Tamil weddings are completely different from the wedding rituals in other parts of India. Haven’t taken part in south Indian pomp before? Want to know more about it?
This article definitely helps you to know in detail how Tamil marriages happen, all the traditions during the ceremony.
If you want to see a pure Indian traditional wedding, then Tamil Wedding will be best for you. Tamil marriages are known for their traditions but this does not mean those are any less than the north Indian marriages. It may not be that spendthrift as the Punjabi Shaadi but still, you will see full joy and grace and when especially come to traditional values, any Tamil Shaadi is gorgeous! Tamil people value the rituals and costumes a lot and they remain committed to following those with perfection.
About Tamil Marriage :
Tamil matrimony is all about full of color, the grapple of flowers, and the goblet of music. Now add millions of other elements to follow the south Indian wedding called Maangalyam or Thirumanam, commonly called in Tamil Nadu.
You will be surprised to know that a proper Tamil wedding goes for more than a week. ‘Bhakshanam’ is known as the first ritual when people (family, friends, and relatives) from various places join the place of the wedding. During this, home-cooked intricacies come in the quick wedding rituals that happen today due to the fast-tracked life of modern people. But the typical Tamil weddings are the true color of tradition.
Pre-wedding jitters of Tamil marriages:
What does it take to make a classic Tamil wedding? The venue for the marriage is called mandapam which is organized by the bride’s family as they are in charge of handling the responsibility of organizing the wedding.
The mandapam rement adorn with floral designs and beautiful flowers are used to make ready the grand pattern of kolam. The next ritual comes Palikai Thalikkal. In this something amazing and different ritual where a clay pot is used to place nine kinds of grains and females from both the families of the groom and bride water it. As they start watering the grains, the sprout comes which shows good luck for starting a new family. The bride herself joins the ritual of watering the grains after her marriage. The newly wedded couple then brings the pot to throw it into a river or pond.
The Wedding Eve:
Before the wedding day in the evening, ‘Nishchayathartam’ takes place. It is like an engagement ceremony. The groom goes to the temple with his family members to take blessings from God. Do you know what is called south Indian “Baraat”? It is known as ‘Jaana Vasam’. In this, the groom takes a tour of the place near the venue. Why this? This happens to make sure that the world has no objections regarding marriage.
After completing this ritual, the family members of the bride and groom change their ceremonial plates which contain fruits, flowers, jewels, and clothes.
Actually, in the modern-day Tamil matrimony arrange a pre-wedding reception which is celebrated with the entertainment of classical music and with delectable foods for both the family members and guests.
The Wedding Day:
• Wedding Day of a Tamil marriage ceremony starts early almost 4 am in the morning. But infants and children are not mandatory in the ritual. Only the bride and the groom should be at the ‘Vratam’. It is an oath-taking ceremony that is played by both families. They give their esteemed oath and then visit a temple after it. ‘Vratam’ can be due on the wedding eve too.