Marriages In Rajasthan
Of course, in Rajasthan, marriage dates are
set according to planetary considerations, and
suspicious dates are usually between May - July
and November - February. Should a visitor have
the occasion to attend a wedding, it is a chance
that should not be lightly discarded.
takes place at the bride's house to which the
bridegroom comes accompanied with a large barat
or procession. This happened even when the bride
and groom are from separate towns, which is
usually the case since the marriages are arranged.
The groom rides to his bride's house astride
a white mare, and in the regalia of a prince,
complete with sword. While the marriage rituals
are conducted in the house, the bridegroom's
procession is entertained in style outside,
with entertainment and dinner. The bride's family
is responsible for the hospitality and to insure
it is not lacking, the take great effort to
look after their guests.
The giving away of
the bride is a tearful occasion, but ton the
evening before, at the bride's , there is usually
a night long vigil enlivened by ghoomar dances.
In the groom's house too, there are ghoomar
dances both before and after the marriage ceremony.
No winder ot seems that the celebrations will