Though stuck is the city of glamour in the state of Maharashtra, yet their wedding ceremony are no lavish affair. Though most of the maharashtrian wedding rituals are ordinary with a traditional Hindu marriage, still, there are some customs which stand trait only to the maharashtrian people.
Although, these days the girls and the groom chose their own life partner but they create matching by horoscope of both is necessary in some families. Once such matching formalities are done, both fameless starts with the training of the wedding. There are a number of pre wedding ceremonies in a typical maharashtrian wedding.
The ritual of SakharPuda in which the two families swap sugar packets is an interesting ritual. Kelvan ceremony includes paying respects to the family deity and seeking their blessings. In the haldiceremony, the bride is given a coconut and a blouse piece. Then turmeric paste is applied on her body. Groom too is practical the turmeric paste bathing follows next.
While the wedding is perform as the Hindu marriage custom of Saptadi, another ritual of Karmasampati is performed. Here the father of the bride bears water in his left hand and pass it over to his right hand. Vedic mantras are recited, in the meantime. This is done in order to satisfy the god and they seek their blessings for the couple.
Once the wedding has been solemnize, a big feast awaits for all. The meal is usually served on banana leaves. The close family members sit with the bride and the groom and jointly they enjoy the meal.
The couple receive a warm welcome at the groom’s home by his mother. She washes the feet of them both with milk then the bride is asked to push a pot full of rice with her right foot and step forward into the house.