Tamil wedding traditions customs in English

Tamil wedding  traditions customs in English

tamilshaadiTamil Nadu is located in southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and its capital is Chennai. Wedding is an important event all over the world, but different culture celebrates it differently. Tamil marriage traditions are different and unique from the parts of the India. Tamil wedding ceremony are usually not held in the months of Aashad (15th July to 15th Aug), Bhadrapad (15th Sep to 15th Oct) and Shunya (15th Dec to 15th Jan). Brides and grooms on Tamil shaadi are selected by horoscope matching. The Tamil marriage agreement is settled in the groom’s house by the priests from both sides. This agreement is placed on plate that also contains bananas, coconuts and betel leaf.

Tamil shaadi brides and Tamil shaadi groom get gifts on meeting. Rituals of a Tamil wedding indicate that the bride received a silk sari while the groom gets clothes or money. Tamil shaadi matrimonial ceremonies start prior to wedding and initially the ceremony of Paalikali Thalippu/ Karappu. In this ceremony music played pot are decorated and grains put in each clay pot. Tamilshaadi traditions are done by the five or seven married women from each family and they received gifts. Tamil wedding wishes are also received from the fish by throwing grains in the pond. After marriage, the bride and groom throw the pots in near pond. The bathing ritual is often held on Friday prior to wedding in bride and groom houses this is called Kalyanaponnu or Kalyanappilla.

In Tamil wedding bride get sesame oil bath and wear green sari along green and red bangles. Rituals of a Tamil wedding indicate that dowry is received from the bride mother. Panda Kaal Muhurtham is a ceremony in which both families pray for couple. Nicchiyadharatham is tradition in which parents and the priest perform Ganesh Pooja. Mangalasnanam is the ceremony of the bath of both bride and groom in the wedding day morning. The couple sits on peedis around rangolis and both parents site in each side of the bride and groom. The bride’s mother gives a dhoti to the groom and this is worn by the groom on the wedding ceremony. Tamil marriage invitation is also used to invite the wedding guests for wedding ceremonies and lunch. Tamil weddings are usually celebrated through traditions, but now there are some modern traditions are also added into Tamil marriages. Tamil shaadi are also done through marriage matches and matrimonial sites.