I must admit that the very first time I witnessed a Hindu marriage ceremony I was awestruck and amazed. Theirs is so much more then a vow between husband and wife but a binding promise to be with each other for the rest of their lives.

They take marriage so much more seriously; theirs is solemn vows of loyalty, steadfast love and a life long fidelity.  I found out that the majority of Hindu weddings are very expensive and the pre-marital ceremonies can last from a few days to a few weeks.

After various Hindu premarital ceremonies are completed then comes the actual marriage ceremony.

Theirs is the circumambulating of the holy fire/sacred fire, but first the Priest ties the marriage knot (a symbol of permanence) by tying one end of the grooms scarf with the brides dress. The groom takes the right hand of the bride with his left…

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