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.

New Wedding Concept: Go Green

Filed Under (Wedding Concept) by admin on 25-01-2013

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Wedding Concept

Wedding Concept

Wedding is a concept which is there in each and every community and culture. This ceremony is very old and it is there since decades but the way in which this ceremony is celebrated is undergoing a drastic change as the mind set and expectation of people are changing. Right from the wedding invitation to the wedding favors, each and every thing has received a change. On the other hand, there are some people who wish to celebrate their wedding in the eco friendly way.

Now a day’s more stress is given on an eco friendly marriage, basic concept is going green. Bride and groom are more inclined in giving a natural and green look to their wedding. Food, which forms menu for this type of wedding is organic food and more stress is given on buying eco friendly products. Although this concept is bit expensive in nature but very widely accepted.

First the eco friendly wedding invitation is chosen and this way it is conveyed that the couple or the family of the bride and the groom intends to celebrate in an eco friendly way. This event starts with sending the wedding cards and generally such cards to all relatives that saves paper and even if one want to go for physical invitation cards then opt for a printing company that uses recycled paper with non toxic soya and vegetable inks and also opting for a eco friendly printing process. Only necessary information should be printed on card and less of paper should be used.

It is more economic to buy flowers and products which are grown in local area where wedding is taking place rather than getting them imported. Flowers add most to beauty of venue so it is always better to use flowers which are locally available as they are cheaper and freshly available. Venue which is selected for event to happen should be nearest from relatives and host home as this will help to save time and money spend on travel. All arrangements should be done at one place as this will lead to more enjoyment. Venues which are full with natural beauty have become first choice of bride and groom, they have a natural beauty and thus very less or no additional decoration is required.

Many options in menu are also available as same can be arranged from farmers and people who are local to the venue place; this will get fresh and healthy food for event. It is good to take help of event organizers as they will help you with best deals and products. Dresses preferred by bride and groom are also eco friendly in nature i.e. using cotton, silk, bamboo. There are many online sites on which designers are available who will design a dress using these materials, and make you look more elegant.

All decoration material used in the wedding should be one which can be reused like vase; co friendly table runners can also be used. Markets are available were eco friendly plates, glasses and other related materials are available. Giving an eco friendly thanks giving gift is an good idea as this one will be unique. Gifts in form of bamboos, herbs are good to choice and they will remain long with guests. Choosing this concept for weddings a really nice idea and helps in saving the nature as well. These will also gives satisfaction that you did your bit to save your surroundings.