There are a number of typical customs and traditions that you will find at Mangalorean weddings. They will make sure that all the rituals are carried out perfectly. Not just wedding rituals, they also have a number of pre and post wedding rituals. Here are some of the pre and post wedding rituals that you will find at these weddings.
The Mudi Ceremony
In Mangalorean weddings, one of the first pre-wedding rituals is known as the Mudi ceremony. This is their engagement ceremony. First, a small prayer will be said for the well being of the bride and the groom. Then the bride and groom will exchange rings. Both families will decide on the wedding date and the way this wedding will be performed and all other details.
The Roce Ceremony
This ceremony will take place separately at the bride and the groom’s house. This ceremony is held on the previous day of Mangalorean weddings. Here a thick paste of fresh coconut is applied to the bride and groom. In some cases, fresh coconut milk is also used. A few close relatives are invited to this ceremony and they are given a typical Mangalorean feast.
The bridal shower and bachelor’s party
In Mangalorean weddings, a special bridal shower is held for the bride by her cousins and friends. Similarly, for the groom, a bachelor party is organised by his friends.
Post wedding rituals
Once the wedding rituals that are typical of Mangalorean weddings are completed the post-wedding rituals will start. One of the most important post-wedding rituals is tying of the Piduk. The Piduk is a necklace of black beads. You can compare it to the Mangalsutra. The groom will tie this necklace at the neck of the bride. Next, there will be the reception which gives the bride and the groom to get introduced to each other’s family.
Next, the bride will throw her posy of flowers behind her. This is a fun-filled event in Mangalorean weddings for all the girls who are not yet married. They will try to catch it. It is believed that the girl who catches it will get married next. After all these rituals it will be time to say goodbye to the bride. This is an emotional goodbye as the bride will now leave her parents and go to her husband’s house. At the husband’s house, the bride is welcomed by the mother in law. She will be given a warm reception at her in-law’s place.
These are some of the pre and post wedding rituals that the Mangaloreans have in their weddings. All these rituals have a lot of importance and significance for these weddings. The Mangaloreans make sure that they leave no stone unturned to ensure that all these rituals are carried out properly. Both the sides will make sure that they give plenty of respect and love to both families and there is an exchange of gifts and love between both the families.
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