Superstitious Beliefs in Indian Marriages

Published: 17th April 2012
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Though nobody is sure how these customs and superstitious beliefs are rooted, people do not fail to mention and follow them religiously. Some believe it, while some follow it just because they have asked to do so. Nevertheless, when it comes to Indian marriage the list of “wedding superstition” is interesting fact to be mentioned. The whole point of following these old superstitions is to make sure that the newlywed couple start their journey with good luck and happy charm.

The list is endless when it comes to Indian wedding and superstition, but here are few common superstitious beliefs which are widely followed in India.

It is always considered lucky for the bride to put her right foot forward while entering groom’s house after marriage.

During “Viddai” (farewell ceremony), if the bride sheds tears, it is bound to bring good luck in her married life, as she will never cry in her future life.

After the Haldi ceremony, the bride and groom is not allowed to go out outside the house alone, as bad omen is likely to attack to-be bride/groom very easily.

Black is considered unlucky colour in Indian marriages and is even avoided even by guests.

When the bride enters the groom’s house for the first time, she is asked to pick up seven plates kept on the floor, without making any noise. More the noise she makes while she pick the plates, more fights are expected between the couple.

In some Indian marriages, bride and groom are not allowed to see each other before they exchange their marriage vows.

Indian bride wears Heena(Mehendi) two days before the wedding ceremony. The tradition says that darker the colour of heena on bride’s hand, the groom’s love for her is flourished even more.

Sweets are shared during wedding ceremony and many rituals in between to bring fertility and prosperity in the life of newly married couple.
It is a tradition to keep the Indian bride veiled to ward off evil spirit and bad luck. Similarly, the groom wears turban and covers his face with flowers to keep away evil spirit.

In Indian wedding, red and green colours are considered the colour of fortune and fertility and are commonly used in bride’s outfit.
In Hindu wedding, the bride’s brother is asked to pull groom’s ear, thus warning him to take a good care of his sister for lifetime. This also gives good luck for both the families.

It is considered lucky when the bride leaves her parent’s house by the front door and with her right foot foremost.

It is considered lucky if the couples exchange their vows on “Subh Muhurtha” (Lucky time of the day) and the lucky time is religiously followed in Indian marriages.

Though some tradition and superstition feels illogical and overhyped, they are still followed in Indian marriages, because they are rooted with a thought of bringing good luck and prosperity in newlywed couple’s life. aims to simplify the wedding planning process by researching and mapping out the best possible vendors from their thirty one listed categories. You can be your own wedding planner with the help of our own complete information on Indian wedding cards, Wedding Photographers, wedding venues, reception venues, decorations, lehengas, sarees, and dresses, make up, jewellery, caterers, or professional wedding planners. A number one portal for wedding planning, has more than five thousand four hundred listed vendors.

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