In the study of Indian matrimony, the wedding rituals of the Gujaratis cannot be overlooked. Their wedding rituals for instance are filled with colorful decor, dance, and dazzling merriment.
Stages of Gujarati Wedding Rituals
These rituals involved in Gujarati matrimony basically grouped into three stages – the pre-wedding rituals, the actual wedding rituals, and the post-wedding rituals.
The pre-wedding rituals include:
Sagai – This is the engagement ceremony where the two proposing families come together to make promises of a cordial relationship. The bride visits the groom’s family with a matli which is a container filled with sweets and other gifts.