Punjabi Marriage Rituals which you should know Part 1

Punjabi Hindu Weddings are elaborate & fun. To know the real taste of Indian Weddings and experience the Typical North Indian wedding, one must witness in person a Punjabi wedding.

Here are the list of Punjabi Wedding Rituals
Rokka (consent of both the boy and the girl) – Roka ceremony brings about the official announcement of the consent of both the boy and the girl for getting married to each other. It can be considered as stamping the boy and the girl with the title of “booked and engaged”. Both the families gather together for the first time and exchange sweets, gifts, dry fruits, etc. with each other and also bless the couple who will soon be getting married.

Mangni/Shagun (engagement) – The engagement ceremony is an important pre-wedding ritual in Indian cultures where the would-be-bride and the bridegroom-to-be come face to face and are formally betrothed to each other by their families. The Hindu tradition of ‘Vagdanam’ dates back to Vedic ages, and it involves the groom’s family giving their words to the bride’s family that they will accept their daughter and will be responsible for her future well being. The bride’s family visits the groom’s family with gifts to confirm the engagement.

Sagai (Ring exchange)- Sagai ceremonies are always full of life and fun. The main purpose behind the organization of the engagement ceremony or sagai in India is to finalize the date of marriage. Rings are exchanged between the groom and the bride.