MARRIAGE CELEBRANT – HINDU WEDDINGS
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Looking for an affordable Marriage Celebrant for a HINDU Wedding? Of Indian background and with over 12 years of experience, I have conducted many HINDU Weddings all over Melbourne. Including overseas couples, Australians, Complete HINDU Ceremonies or just legal proceedings or Elopements. Even mixed marriages of varied cultures is my specialty. Contact me for a free quote
With me you get nothing but the best service at a price that will suit your budget and needs.
Big or small, intimate, elaborate, or anything else ..it’s your day and I will personalise a ceremony to suit your individual needs. I tell your love story and make it engaging for your family and friends leaving them with a day that they will not forget easily. Being born in India myself I have a deep understanding of the culture, the people, the importance of morals and values and the inclusion of religious aspects. My easy going and warm nature accommodates for anything you want in regards to traditional and cultural additions to your ceremony as long as we have covered all the legal aspects.
A wedding is a ceremony where two people are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social preferences. I have officiated many different styles and easily glue it all together.
Hindu ceremonies are usually conducted totally or at least partially in Sanskrit, the language of the Hindu Scriptures. The wedding celebrations may last for several days and they can be extremely diverse, depending upon the region, denomination and caste. Usually I am asked to do only the legal proceedings while a Hindu priest takes care of the rituals. However in some cases of mixed marriages I have done the whole ceremony in English. On the wedding day, the bride and the bridegroom garland each other in front of the guests. Some like to exchange vows and rings as well. Most guests witness only this short ceremony and then socialize, have food and leave. The religious part (if applicable) comes hours later, witnessed by close friends and relatives. In cases where a religious ceremony is present, a Brahman (Hindu priest) arranges a sacred yajna (fire-sacrifice), and the sacred fire (Agni) is considered the prime witness of the marriage. He chants mantras the Vedas and subsidiary texts while the couple are seated before the fire. The most important step is saptapadi, wherein the bride and the groom, hand-in-hand, encircle the sacred fire seven times, each circle representing a matrimonial vow. Then the groom marks the bride’s hair parting with (vermillion sindoor) and puts a gold necklace (mangalasutra) around her neck. Several other rituals may precede or follow these afore-mentioned rites. Then the bride formally departs from her blood-relatives to join the groom’s family.
As a civil celebrant my role is to conduct the legal proceedings of the day whether during before or after the ceremony.
Elopements are usually cheaper and done at my home office with the couple and their two witnesses.
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