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What Are The Top Rituals of A Brahmin Wedding

Updated: Feb 15

What Are The Top Rituals of A Brahmin Wedding
What Are The Top Rituals of A Brahmin Wedding


Brahmin weddings are held in grand scale. The rituals are very elaborate and take place at many places like the temple, the house of the bride or groom, or even at a hotel. Here's a list of some of the most prominent rituals that take place during a Brahmin wedding.

The wedding ceremony is the first and most important event in a Brahmin's life. It is a time to celebrate the love between two families, which can be traced back centuries. The rituals that take place during a Brahmin wedding vary from community to community, but all these rituals are aimed at strengthening the bond between bride and groom's families. A Brahmin wedding has many traditional elements that are held very dear by Brahmins across India; these include - Ganesh pooja, Kanyadaan or Pheras or Vidaai/Saptapadi ceremony etc.


Anusham is the second day of your marriage. It is a day for you to pray for your husband’s long life, as well as for good health and prosperity in all their endeavors. On this occasion, brides are dressed in red saris and grooms wear white dhoti pants.

The bride walks down the aisle carrying water from a pitcher that represents life-giving water (which she will pour on her husband). In addition to this, there are two types of flowers used - rose petals represent love while banana leaves symbolize fertility; both are placed in front of each couple during their wedding ceremony.


The second day of the month of Sravana is considered to be a very auspicious day for performing poojas. On this day, the sun travels from one zodiac to another and enters Leo’s zodiac. This is also a good time for performing poojas as well as offering gifts to deities and ancestors.


Bhishmashtami is the day when Lord Vishnu was born as the son of Goddess Bhumi and Lord Shiva. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the waxing moon in the month of Bhadrapada (August/September). In this festival, people perform pooja to their ancestors and offer flowers, coconuts and new clothes to them along with some food items like rice or dal roti etc..

Tulasi-Saligram Puja and Vratham

The Tulasi-Saligram Puja and Vratham is a very important ritual in the life of a Brahmin. This ritual is performed by performing sacred rituals like lighting lamp, chanting mantras, etc., in order to please Lord Vishnu who is known as Brahma and Lord Ganesh. This can also be done at any auspicious time or day like New Year's Day or Diwali festival.


  • The Pradosham is a prayer for universal peace, harmony and prosperity.

  • It is observed on all days of the waxing moon, during which time it is believed that this divine power can be more easily invoked.

Ganesh Pooja

Ganesh is the Hindu God of wisdom, prosperity and good luck. He is the remover of obstacles, so he is considered to be an important part of any wedding ceremony. The priest will first perform a ritualistic dance around an altar in front of which there is a picture of Lord Ganesha. The priest then offers prayers to him before performing another dance around him again with flowers and fruits on their heads, which are also offered at this time as thanksgiving for your blessings!


The Vratham is the very first ceremony of a Brahmin wedding. The welcoming of the groom's family, known as the baraat, by the bride's family is thought to mark the beginning of the Brahmin wedding ceremonies. The Vratham ceremony is present for this welcoming of the groom's family.

In this ritual, the bride's and groom's relatives tie a sacred thread around the couple's wrists to protect them from any bad karma. Until the wedding ceremony is over, this thread should be knotted around. This action is significant because it represents both families' approval to embark on a new journey in life.