According to the Indian Culture, Marriage is a sacred ceremony involving the presence of relatives, friends and family of the two individuals getting married. It is thought to be auspicious for the two people starting a new life to avoid by certain rituals.
Saptapadi – is the most important ritual. It is called the seven step ritual, where each step corresponds to a vow groom makes to bride, and a vow the bride makes to groom. The vows are pronounced in Sanskrit in long form, or short quicker form, sometimes also in the language of the groom and bride. In many weddings, Saptapadi is performed near a fire; and after each of the seven oaths to each other, the groom and bride perform the ritual of agnipradakshinam – walk around the fire, with part of each other’s clothing tied to each other. The fire is a form of yajna – a vedic ritual where fire is the divine witness (to the marriage). After Saptapadi, the couple are considered husband and wife.
Norms & Conditions for getting married in India
Legally getting married in India as a foreigner is a lengthy and time consuming process. You should be prepared to spend around 60 days in India. Here are the basic legal requirements for getting married in India.
In India, civil weddings are governed by the provisions of The Special Marriage Act (1954). There’s a 30 day residency requirement, which means that either the bride or the groom has to be living in India for at least 30 days prior to applying to the local registry office to get married. For foreigners, this is evidenced by a certificate from the local police station.
You’ll need to submit your intention to get married to the registry office, along with evidence of residency, certified copies of passports and birth certificates, and two passport sized photographs each. It’s only necessary for one of the parties, not both, to be present to submit the intention to marry.
In addition, evidence of eligibility to be married is usually required. Anyone who hasn’t been married should obtain a single status affidavit (in the US), a Certificate of No Impediment (in the UK), or Certificate of No Record (in Australia). If you’re divorced, you’ll need to produce the Decree Absolute, or if you’re widowed, a copy of the death certificate.
If no objections to the marriage are received within 30 days of the application, a civil ceremony at the registry office can then take place. Three witnesses are required, who have to provide passport sized photographs, as well as identification and proof of address.
Here are three top forms of marriages & Destination where we organise Wedding:
(1) Marriage in villages of Rajasthan
(2) Marriages at beaches of Goa and Kerala
(3) Marriages in Royal Palaces or Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan
• Transport service during entire ceremony.
• Venue arrangement.
• Food and Exclusive Catering.
• Band and Baraat arrangement.
• Music and entertainment.
• Bridal make up.
• Photography and video.
• Wedding gifts
• Crackers and fireworks