Why is the earthen pot used in all important sanskars?
To bury the umbilical cord at the time of birth, to install the Deity of the pandal (Mandap-dēvatā) during the thread ceremony, while worshipping the Deity of the pandal and Gourihar during marriage, so also when taking fire to the crematorium an earthen pot is used. Click here to read more.
- 1. The bride’s entry into the house (Vadhugruhapravesh) and naming the bride (Vadhuche nāmkarana)
- 2. Viewing Dhruv (North Star), Arundhati and Saptarushi (the group of seven stars symbolising the seven Sages)
3. The rituals on the day following the marriage
- 3.1 The sacrificial fire on entering the home (gruhapraveshaniya hom)
- 3.2 Taking away a seashell (kavadi), betelnut, or a piece of turmeric
- 3.3 The vowed religious observance of the bride and groom (Vadhu-var vrat)
- 3.4 The ritual of Sunmukh
- 3.5 The ritual of Airinidan
- 3.6 Taking the idol of Shrī Annapūrnā Dēvi
- 3.7 Gondhal dance
- 4. Farewell to the Deities and the removal of the pandal (Dēvakotthapan and mandapodvasan)
- 5. Comparative importance of various rituals in the sanskar (rite) of marriage, in the merging together of the bride and the groom
- 6. Related information about marriage
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