Punjabi dating customs
They keep in mind various factors, different for boys and girls, while searching for a suitable match to attach their names with. Even in the 21st Century, around 85 percent Indians prefer to marry the boy or girl chosen by their families, rather than choosing their life partners themselves.
This statistics was reveled in a survey conducted by the Taj Group of Hotels.
A Pandit, who has selected the day of the wedding based on the bride and groom’s horoscopes, conducts a prayer with family members to provide the couple with a happily married life.
The wedding altar (mandapa) is built the day of and the groom is welcomed by his future mother in law where his feet are then washed and he is offered milk and honey.
One of the most important pre-wedding rituals amongst them is the Engagement Ritual.
His sister in law will attempt to steal his shoes and if she succeeds, the groom must pay her to get them back.
An Indian groom typically wears a turban with a veil of flowers to protect him from evil spirits.
Engagement ceremony is almost celebrated in the same manner in almost all the religions except for certain variations according to their community and family rituals.
Generally, the engagement ceremony is organized at the brides place or some banquet hall.