Evolution Of The Seven Vows

Rituals are an integral part of the Hindu marriage system. Tying the mangalsutra, saptapadi or seven vows and tying of the knot, are the...

The Legends of DIWALI

What is India without festivals? As the world’s largest democracy, it is the amalgamation of major faiths. Each faith adds its distinct flavour to...

The Joy-Filled Anand Karaj

Amidst the clink of kaleeras, the serenity of a gurdwara and the glory of sword, the sight of a typical Anand Karaj is truly...

Decoding The Elements of Rituals

Several notes dance to the lines of a pianist to form a symphony. Age-old customs and rituals too form a symphony of celebrations in...

4 Playful Wedding Rituals

Adding Spice To Indian Weddings Indian weddings are all about bringing two strange families close and dovetailing them into one. It sometimes means two disparate...

A Saffron WEDDING

Kashmiri Brahmin Wedding Once, the horoscopes of bride and groom are matched, the purohit fixes the wedding date according to the Kashmiri calendar.

Kalyanam In Kerala

Don’t you still remember your trip to Kerala? That gush of cool breeze by the gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, plentiful breath of fresh air to...

Five Extraordinary Wedding Rituals And Their Origins

Weddings involve extravagant decor, grand revelry and plush gifts. They also involve various eccentric age-old customs and traditions. Without all of these elements blended...

Holy Wedding Mantras

The echo of holy chants for the ears, the fragrance of mogra rising through the incense sticks for the nose, the illumination of the...