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Wedding Rituals of Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu (CKP) Community

December 19, 2017
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A CKP marriage ceremony begins at an early hour in the morning and keeps going until late evening. In an extremely customary way, the bride’s family has the groom’s family at a venue – which is typically the party room of a sanctuary. The bride’s family arrives before the actual arranged time in the morning to set up the place to welcome the groom’s family. The bride’s mom washes the groom’s feet with water and applies a tikka to his temple.

 

Ganpati Puja

The Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu community feels safe with Lord Ganesh for the Marriage, who speaks to dauntlessness and quality in the old warrior position.

Sankalp

At the very beginning of the Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu Marriage, the groom confirms his want to wed by asking for the minister’s favors to lead a grihastha (householder and overseer’s way of life). The bride and the groom at that point ask for the blessings of their senior relatives, who thus bless them and give them more ornaments and garments.

Kanyadaan

The bride’s dad puts his little girl’s turn in the hand of the groom, blessing them with a glad wedded life. This custom symbolizes the father giving without end his little girl in marriage.

Akshataropanam

The bride and groom express their wish to wed each other. They express their feelings, for example, thriving, achievement, forfeit, and nobility.

Mangulsutra Bandhan

This custom is tying of the Mangalsutra, a gold neckband. The groom ties the Mangalsutra around the bride’s neck and she thus ties a gold chain around the groom’s neck. This is a very important part of the Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu(CKP) Marriage

Paanigrahan

The bride and the groom clasp hands and trade promises of respect and marriage to each other. The groom guarantees to nurture her and treat her appropriately.

Vivah Homa

in Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu(CKP) wedding, This custom is offering the wedding ceremony. The minister organizes this offering by lighting a fire (joke) in the wedding holy place, and the couple sits by it. Toward the west of the fire, a stone is kept to symbolize the quality and resolution.

Pradhanahoma

The groom makes his last offering into the fire, his petitions and commitments to his better half and his divine beings.

Parinayam

The groom takes the bride’s hand and strolls one round around the fire and the urn of water.

Ashmarohsch

The bride is requested to touch a crushing stone with her foot, petitioning to be solid and unfaltering as the stone. Rice is tossed into the fire thrice as the bride finishes this custom.

Saptapadi

This custom in CKP wedding is the stately strolling around the fire, bringing together the couple in the obligation of marriage. The groom takes the bride’s left hand, delivers his correct hand and takes seven adjusts around the fire.

Karmasamapti

The bride’s dad closes the ceremony by taking a spoonful of water and pouring it over his correct palm, droning a mantra to favor his little girl in her new wedded life. The bride and the groom likewise stick to this same pattern and pour water over their correct palms to thank the divine beings.

Lagna Muhurat in Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu(CKP) wedding

The priest chants mantras while the bride, the groom, and their families sing conjugal psalms. Akshata (rice grains blended with kumkum) is hurled over the bride and the groom as favors are yelled. The bride and the groom remain over the mandap (the raised stage where the services were led) and are isolated by a long bit of material (antarpat) so they face, however, can’t be seen to each other.

The priest serenades the last lines of the mangalashtaka (Marathi stylized songs perceiving the marriage) and the antarpat is brought down. The bride and the groom put festoons of blossoms around each other, symbolizing the official start of their marriage. This ends the whole process.

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