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Vivaah - Wedding Ceremony



  • Fasting is preferred for Bride/Groom and parents of Bride.

  • The Wedding arrangements are preferred facing East/North.

  • Quietness is required so the cell-phones should be on vibration or silent mode.

List of Items (Please contact if any of the items cannot be found)

  • Ponkhana, A bowl with Barley-Sesame seeds, Garlands (2 or 3)

  • A long, light colored clothe for Granthee-Bandhan

  • Samput (This is clay pot (Kodiya) with rice and Kumkum inside covered with another Kodiya)

  • Coconuts (3), Ganesh ji Idol 6”-8”(Metal), Bajoth, Red Clothe

  • Copper Pot (2), Whole Wheat (1/5 LB), Rice (1 LB), Sopari (12), Loose Flowers

  • Kumkum, Chandan, Water, Nadachhadi, Steel Dish, Durwa Grass, Nagarvel Leaves (8)

  • Water, Madhupark (Ghee, Honey, Yogurt and Sugar) in a very small bowl

  • 8 Envelopes with Dakshina inside (To Groom, Bride and for Hasta-Melap)

  • Antarpat (this is almost 5-7 feet long silk or cotton material clothe which is kept between a Groom and a Bride when the Bride arrives), A 2 feet long silk or cotton cloth to cover the Hasta-Melap

  • Cotton or a decorated long and thin garland

  • Kansaar or Sweets, Bowl (filled with ghee), Spoon, Match-box

  • A Packet of Camphor tablets (MDH Brand or similar)

  • Hawan Kund (A copper utensil where the holy fire is invoked), A Cotton wick soaked in Ghee

  • Sindoor, Mangal Sutra, Rings for Bride & Groom  


Wedding Sequence

  • Baraat & Ponkhana (Welcoming the Groom)

  • Ganesh Poojan (By Bride's Parents)

  • Vishnu (Groom) Poojan (By Bride's Parents)

  • Kanya Aagman (Entry of Bride) & Laxmi Poojan

  • Jay Mala (Exchange of Garlands marking the acceptance)

  • KanyaDaan, Hasta-Melap (Giving away of Bride by the father)

  • Gath-Bandhan & Var Mala

  • Ganesh Poojan and invocation of holy Fire (by Bride & Groom)

  • Mangal Fera (4 rounds around holy fire where Bride is ahead for first 3 round and Groom in the last)

  • Sapta Padi (Seven vows by both Bride & Groom to lead a life of mutual trust, love and understanding)

  • Sindur & Mangal Sutra (Sindur on bride's hair-parting and Sacred Necklace around bride's neck)

  • Kansar (First Meal), Blessings from Family

  • Blessings by the officiating Priest & Conclusion

  • Vidaaii (Farewell)


Dakshina charges to perform the Wedding is $1501.00  

Destination wedding charges are $1751 for wedding day ceremony.

There will be additional $351.00 charge if  requested to bring most of the required items (with few exceptions.)

There will be a deposit of $351 to hold the date, which will be going towards the remaining balance of Dakshina.

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