Sikh Wedding Photography and the importance of Sangeet, Maiyan and Choora Ceremonies.
Sangeet, Maiyan and Choora Ceremonies are vital ceremonies for any Sikh/Punjabi wedding.
What happens during a sangeet?
The sangeet is an event held a few days before the wedding and is filled with dance, music, and vibrant colors. It was traditional for women of all ages to gather together and take turns singing and dancing.
What happens at a Maiyan ceremony?
On the wedding day the rituals at the girl’s home begin with the Choora ceremony. The oldest maternal uncle and aunt play an important role in the performance of the ceremony.
What is Choora ceremony?
Choora is basically a set of red and cream ivory bangles that is touched by all present which is gifted by girl’s Mamma (mother’s Brother) the girl does not see the choora until she is ready for the marriage. People touch the choora and give their heartiest wishes to the girl for her future married life. Also, they sprinkle flower petals on the bride. After that, the girl’s uncle, aunt, friends and cousins tie kaliras (silver, gold or gold plated traditional ornaments) to a bangle worn by the girl.
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There are so many traditions to follow, yet the Sangeet, Maiyan and Choora are by far the most important ones for a Sikh wedding.
A Sikh wedding ceremony has many traditions and rituals. A Sikh wedding is very important for both the bride and groom. It is a sacred occasion for the bride and groom. They must be married in a peaceful atmosphere. The bride and groom are allowed to speak to each other before the wedding ceremony. During the wedding ceremony, the bride is not allowed to see the groom until she is married. After the ceremony, her maternal uncle gives her red and white bangles dipped in milk. They tie golden ornaments to the bangles. It is a tradition and she cannot remove the bangles. The paste remains on the bride until the wedding night.
Below are some of the photos we took over three days.
Sangeet, Maiyan and Choora Ceremonies & Sikh Wedding Photography
During the wedding ceremony, the officiating custodian brings out the holy book of the couple. It is always covered with a decorative cloth. The guests of the wedding hall remove their shoes and cover their heads, and bow to the Guru Granth Sahib. During the wedding, the bride’s family guides the groom to the ceremony. She removes the veil, and the groom’s sister removes the sehra from her turban.
There are many rituals and traditions involved in a Sikh wedding ceremony. Sikh marriages are very symbolic of love and devotion. The bride and groom are held in high regard during this ceremony. They need a peaceful setting for their marriage. During the wedding ceremony, both bride and groom are permitted to speak to each other. Brides are not allowed to see the groom until they are married during the wedding ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, her maternal uncle presents her with red and white bangles dipped in milk. The bangles are adorned with golden ornaments. It is a cultural tradition, and she may not remove the bangles. Her Mehndi will remain on her until the wedding night.
Sikh Wedding Photography in London, is an important part of the Hindu and Sikh culture, and many couples choose to have it done by a Sikh photographer. Sikh weddings are different than Hindu or Christian weddings, but they do have similarities. This is because they are both religious and a celebration of love and togetherness. A Sikh wedding photographer will be able to capture the spirit of the ceremony as well as the special moments of the day.
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