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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accept according allowed amount arranged Asur barat bath betel Bhils boy and girl boy's bride and groom bride price bridegroom bring brother called carry caste celebrated clan cloth consent considered couple custom dance daughter district economic elder exchange father feast female five fixed followed forehead formal four friends girl's give given groom's house guests hand head held Hill husband important invited Jamatia known Korwa leaves live male marriage by service marriage ceremony marriage rituals marry means mother negotiation observed occasion offer paid parents party performed persons practice prefer prepared present priest procession received relations relatives respective rice rites ritual round Sagai selected served side sister social society stand taken takes place tribal tribal group tribe turmeric usually vermilion village wedding widow wife woman women young