Marriages in Indian Society
Prakash Chandra Mehta
Discovery Publishing House, 2005 - India - 161 pages
The rituals makes human life colourful and cheerful alongwith the representation of richness of their cultural heritage. The cultural heritage differs from are to area and social groups. The chain of cultural heritage is very long and it includes the rituals of birth, marriage, death and festivals. Generally the occasion of marriage comes in only one time in once life period, so the prime importance have been given to this ritual. The marriage ceremony is bound with so many rituals between Sagai to Vidai. Keeping in view the importance of marriage I have tried to explore the marriage rituals of tribals and non-tribal groups of the country viz Adikarnataka, Assamese, Hindus, Asur, Baurias, Bhils, Bhumija, Bhuyan, Birhor, Bohra, Christian, Damor, Ghasi, Gond, Hos. Saharia etc., in detail.
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Adikarnataka Asur auspicious Baiga BAPLA barat party bath betel leaves Bhils Bihar Birhor Bohra boy and girl boy's bride and groom bride price bride's father bride's house bride's parents bridegroom bridegroom's house brother clan cloth coconut consent couple cousin marriage dance dapa daughter day of marriage divorce elder elopement endogamy exchange exogamy feast female fixed forehead form of marriage Ghasi girl's house girl's parents groom and bride groom's house groom's party guests Hill Korwa Hindu husband Jamatia Jooron Kathodis known Korwa lagan leaf Madhya Pradesh mandwa marriage by service marriage ceremony marriage date marriage rituals mate mother Mullukurumba Munda negotiation observed omens Oraons Orissa Paharia paid performed persons phratry Prakash Chandra Mehta priest Rajasthan relatives rice rites Sagai Santal Sauria side sister Sitto Sobhana social society spouse tribal group tribe Tripura turmeric type of marriage vermilion village wedding West Bengal widow marriage wife woman