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An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri



A Typical Kashmiri Pandit Marriage

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The couple is then led to the colourful Rangoli called "Vyug" and are offered sweets by the mother or grand mother of the bride after "Aalat" ceremony. This is a typical Kashmiri custom which is being followed till todate. This is pointed out here that ladies only are authorised to do this ritual. Gents can not perform this.
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And when the groom proceeds for "Dwarpuza" and removes the shoes there is a scramble for grabbing the same by the children of the bride's side only to be returned to the groom later of course on premium.
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"Dwarpuza" is one of the most important ritual which is performed in Kashmiri marriages. Here father of the bride greets and welcomes the father of the groom officially in presence of the kulguru what we call as "Kolbrahmun" or in simple words the guruji. Guruji recites some religious mantras and asks the old duo to greet each other by hugging.
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Now is the time to sit for Lagan the actual marriage ritual. The bride's father performs puja to the groom by putting flowers on the feet of the groom and latter taking his hands into his own. During this ritual there is a constant recital of mantras by the guruji.
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After the puja performed by the  brides father now it is the turn of bride's mother to do the same. Flowers are put on both feet, both knees, both shoulders and finally on the head of the groom and the bride.

Uteesh DharPictures and Commentary provided by:  

Uteesh Dhar, Ahmedabad 




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