Rajasthani Food – A Craze In Big Fat Weddings

Filed Under (Wedding Accessories) by admin on 18-04-2013

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Weddings and cuisines have a close connection and specially if it is Marwari wedding. Wedding guests really enjoy a wedding if the food is good and well served. A typical Marwari wedding has a lot traditional Rajasthani cuisines and this makes it unique and different from other weddings. Some people arrange for a special Marwari Food stall at the wedding venue where all kinds of Rajasthani food is served. Some of the wedding guests also specially mention on the Hindu wedding cards about the range of cuisines they have set for the guests in the special attractions column. Some let it remain a secret and do not mention anything of this on the Hindu wedding cards.

Wedding Accessories

Wedding Accessories

There are thousands of foods options which are available all over the country and the taste of these do differ according to the state. There are specific dishes which are linked or are famous to a specific state. Basically there are two major states in India where majority of population is vegetarian these are Rajasthan and Gujarat. If we talk about Rajasthan the food over here is bit spicy but too yummy. The food heavy too as all the preparation is done in ghee, but this ad extra flavor and smell to the food.

In this state whole lot of spices are used in powder form and sil bata is used instead of grinders and mixtures for chopping purposes. This gives a unique taste to the food to which these manually chopped and grinded spices are added. Chutneys are very much preferred along with the food these are basically made up of spices such as mint, onion, garlic and dhaniya.

The food served here is in a traditional village style where mud utensils are used, one thing which will always be there in food is sweets. These sweets doesn’t from a special dish but are a part of their daily meal. There is a huge variety of sweets available among which some are very famous. Most amazing thing about this state is that a new sweet is famous in each city this shows how much the people are fond of sweets over here.

The most famous food is dal, bati and churma accompanied with other vegetables and chutneys. In this churma is a sweet dish and is available in more than 5 varieties. The preparation of this is done on Chuhla i.e. in village style stove rather than gas burners. This food is very heavy as everything is prepared and served with butter and ghee.

One thing which people never forget over here is too respect people; the self service concept is not liked and practiced here. This is believed to be rude and disrespectful. People are made to sit and there will be people to serve them. It is really a wonder to find and relish some of the Rajasthani food at some big fat Marwari wedding. Make sure you taste all the famous sweets of this state.

Hindu Customs Evergreen Since Ages

Filed Under (Hindu Customs) by admin on 08-04-2013

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Unity in Diversity

Hindu Marriage Invitaions
Hindu Marriage Invitaions

Each religion has its own customs and that is what makes it different from other. They have their own set of beliefs and rituals which accentuate and sustain life; Hinduism is the largest religion in India. Hindu rituals and customs are not very different from other religions still they have characteristics of their own. Specially, despite of regional variations in some ritual the Hindu marriage rituals are the same. Right from the Ganesh puja to the sending of Hindu wedding cards to guests in a wedding, to the last rites all religious occasions are celebrated with much religious fervor.

Ganesh Puja: This is the most important and first step of each and every ritual or religious ceremony performed by Hindus. It is a belief that action would be successful only if it starts with the invocation of lord Ganesha.

Songs: Each ceremony is accompanied by songs which are considered auspicious and also adds the element of fun.

Putting Kumkum on forehead:

Puja Items

Puja Items


This is also an important ritual. No ceremony be it simple puja or a grand event like wedding is considered to be complete without Kumkum. It is also an auspicious symbol.

Wedding: 

Wedding Knife

Wedding Knife

Wedding is an important event in all religion and also holds an important place in Hindu religion as well. Wedding is a big ritual that comprises of various other rituals and is celebrated with full zest and vigor. Various ceremonies like shagun, sangeet, mehendi etc. are important ceremonies that precede wedding ceremony.

Holy Fire: Fire holds an important place in Hinduism. It is considered to be an important deity. All ceremonies are performed in the presence of fire. Festivals like Holi, Diwali all are celebrated by lighting of fire. Wedding is also considered to be complete when the bride and groom take seven rounds around the holy fire. The presence of fire is believed to remove all impurities and evil spirits.

Bells: ringing of bells is also an important custom in Hindu religion. All pujas are accompanied by sounds of bell and the vibrations are believed to purify all the surroundings also.

Touching of Feet: Elders are given respect by young by touching their feet. This is also an important custom that is observed by Hindus.

Name protocol: There is a protocol that has to be observed when addressing the elders. Each relation has its own name protocol and is followed strictly.

Gifts: Gifts hold an important place in Hindu religion and it is a custom to send gifts on important occasions like wedding, Holi and Diwali. After wedding whenever the girl visits her parents she takes sweet and also brings some gifts when she comes back to her in-laws place.

Mehendi: Putting mehendi on palm and feet is also an important custom in Hindu religion. Women and girls decorate their hands and feet with mehendi before every puja. Even boys apply mehendi on their hands at the time of their wedding. Puja is considered to be incomplete without mehendi.

Despite of modernization changing the world these customs and rituals have stayed on. Our forefathers followed these customs and the coming generations would no doubt be following them may be with some variations. These customs and rituals have become an integral part of all religions and act as their life and breath.