10 Interesting Things about Bengali Weddings

Weddings are one of the best things in anyone’s life with a lot of memories and love.Everyone wants to make their weddings a memorable and a perfect one for the lifetime. We all have dreams about our weddings- how it’ll happen?We make a lot of plan for our wedding because it’ll come once in our life.Okay!Maximum twice.Moreover, it’s not only about the two souls but also their families.Without the blessings of families, it’ll remain incomplete.

We make a lot of plan for our wedding because it’ll come once in our life. Okay – maximum twice.Moreover, it’s not only about the two souls but also their families.Without the blessings of families, it’ll remain incomplete.

Moreover, it’s not only about the two souls but also their families.Without the blessings of families, it’ll remain incomplete.

TWO SOULS

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Indian is known for its culture and tradition. Indian weddings are known for its custom and rituals.Bengali weddings are one of them. There are various types of customs, ceremonies and other things which make it a special wedding.

Here are the ten interesting things about Bengali weddings.

Kabin and Bou  Bhat-

We previously mentioned that Indian weddings are known especially for its custom and rituals. And Bengali weddings are one of them. If you visit any Bengali wedding from the starting, then you can relate to it only.It can span over several days.

It starts with the Kabin ceremony and ends with the Bou Bhat ceremony(a day after the marriage, usually arranged by the groom’s family), you guys know it as ‘Marriage Reception Party’. Though the rituals are different between Bangal and Ghoti (In Bengalis there are two divisions).

Turmeric ceremony-

Turmeric ceremony is one of them where bride’s and groom’s friends and family members apply Turmeric paste to them, in order to make their skin glow.It’s known as ‘GAYE HOLUD’.

Application of Aalta-

‘Mehendi Ceremony’ is well-known to everyone in Indian weddings.But in Bengali weddings instead of Mehendi, bride applies Aalta(red pigment ) on her feet as the symbol of the blessing of goddess Laxmi for the prosperity of bride’s family.

Reunion of the family-

Bengali weddings bring this opportunity for family, friends to the get-together. A Bengali wedding is incomplete without chaos.If there is no ‘HOIHULLOR’ then guys believe me it’s not actually a Bengali wedding.One more thing this ‘ADAA’ (get -together ) can’t get it complete form without tea and snacks.

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Gossiping (PNPC)-

You guys may wonder why I add this word.But this is the obvious thing which has to be a part of this wedding.And this responsibility has been taken perfectly by the ‘Masi Pisi ‘ gang (Aunties ).The members of this gang are especially aunties, but gradually everyone will take part with lots of enthusiasm and curiosity. ‘PORO NINDA PORO CHORCHA ‘ (PNPC) is their main aim in the wedding.From the gossips about the bride and groom to the dishes of the wedding ceremony -all these can be topics.

BE AWARE!

Never compromise with food-

It starts with an Aiburobhaat ceremony where bride’s family members feed her before her marriage with mouth-watering dishes -vaat, daal,alu post, mutton, match, Misti doi and other dishes.

Tattwa-

Hey! Have you guys ever seen a big fish which is a sweet, made of Khoya khir? We Bengalis see. In Bengali weddings both families exchange clothes, sandesh, and many more gifts. These are wrapped in attractive packages.

BASHI  BIYE-

BASHI BIYE is the second part of Bengali wedding. It’s held the next morning of the actual wedding with rituals.

Can’t be completed without Ustad  Bismillah Khan-

Bengali weddings can’t be completed without Ustad Bismillah Khan’s ‘Shehnai’.It’s just like South Indian movies without the supernatural power of hero.

Doses of Ululation-

Don’t know what ululation is? No problem. Just one thing to do – come to Bengali wedding.You will know.The sound which can overcome any voice, it’s basically done by women, protecting from evil and to start with blessings.

These are the highlights only, if you guys wanna experience about Bengali weddings then don’t miss it when you get.

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