Maharashtrian Post Wedding Rituals
Maharashtrian post wedding rituals.
The Post wedding rituals of a Maharashtrian wedding are just as elaborate as the pre wedding rituals. You can read about the pre wedding rituals here – http://beyondjane.com/weddings/maharashtrain-wedding/
The bride’s mother does presents saris to the groom’s mother, sisters or sister-in-laws. Bride’s father gives gifts which are usually clothes to the groom’s father and brothers or brother-in-laws. Similarly, groom’s parents give gifts to the bride’s family. The bride’s mother gives a sari and a jewellery piece like a gold ring or a pearl string to the groom’s mother along with other cutlery as gifts. The bride’s father too give gifts to the groom’s father. This ritual is optional and generally performed on the next day of the wedding.
If the wedding’s auspicious time is in the morning, then a lunch feast is organized for all the wedding guests if the time falls in the evening, then the dinner party is arranged with the reception. The lunch comprises of vegetarian food.
Bride’s parents and family personally look after each and every guest. Usually Groom’s family is invited to have lunch first. The bride and the groom are made to sit together and amidst all the fun and laughter, the bride feeds the groom sweets and vice-versa.
Shalu – jari brocaded silk sari which is given by the groom’s side is worn by the bride at reception. She also wears the jewellery that the groom’s mother had given. One by one all the guests greet and bless the couple and present gifts.