Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Wedding Photography Helps Preserve Cultural Traditions and Rituals
Marriage in the Hindu culture isn’t just about uniting the individuals but also their families. It is a ceremony that unites not only their physical bodies, but also their souls and spirits. In addition, the event signifies the participants’ acceptance of the responsibilities that come with union. Hindu weddings are divided into three parts: pre-wedding customs, wedding day ceremony, and post-wedding day celebrations. Together, these usually last up to four or five days. One of the most important rituals within this period is called the “Sapta Padi”, the pledging of seven vows. Said to be performed in the presence of Agni, the divinity who symbolizes fire and light, the rite helps build the foundation of the couple’s marriage by speaking of love, loyalty, and commitment.