The wedding in India and Asia are more oriented towards showing importance to customs and tradition whereas the situation is totally different in Americas and Europe and is totally unlike where they focus on wedding as more towards celebration. This clear cut differentiation on how wedding is treated across the globe shows how much the Asians are more concerned on customs.
Customs and traditions have more impact on families
If you take any Asian marriage the traditions and customs take the centre stage. You cannot see even a single marriage without any pre wedding and post wedding rituals. The ceremony in India covers the aspect of introduction ceremony, including mukut bandhan, haldi rasam, gyani vasa, and khurma. Besides all this, the Asian believes that the wedding or marriage brings in unity and joy to the family wherein the unity is sustained by the fact of rituals and unique traditions in the wedding ceremony.
Wedding planners play a major role in Asian wedding
As articulated above a wedding or marriage in Asia involves lot and lot of activities and arrangement. Unlike the western counterpart the marriage in Asia cover the entire family and you have lots of members attending when you have more members attending and more number of activities that is where a wedding planner plays the major role of giving you the peace of mind.
Asian wedding is more concerned on haldi rasam
The important pre wedding ceremony in Asian wedding is the halid rasam. This ceremony happens in the girl’s house and it is more concerned towards building purity and building beauty to the girl before marriage. Usually the haldi rasam happens a day before the marriage or two days before the marriage. In haldi the root of turmeric is used for bringing in purity. That is the turmeric is dissolved in water with some neam leaves and then the girl takes bath with that water. The Asian also believes that the turmeric yellow water will bring in light and colour to the skin of the bride. Besides creating a spiritual impact the yellow water also clears the skin and anchors the natural tone to the girls face and skin.
Mehendi is the other important ceremony in Asian wedding
The mehendi ceremony starts with a prayer to the goddess followed by other customs and traditions. Once the respect to the goddess of the family is done the real mehendi begins. The mehendi is usually applied in the hands and feet of bride and groom. The palms, the fingers and the toes are completely covered with mehendi or henna. The mehendi ceremony takes place before the haldi rasam ceremony.
The important aspect of both haldi rasam and the mehendi is that they remove the negative aspect from the girl. Once the haldi and mehendi is over the girl is allowed to go freely and move away from her house to the wedding hall. This is because the Asians believe that haldi and mehendi will wipe away all evil impact if any from the girls.