A Guide To Telugu Come Tamil Wedding Rituals: Tamil & Telugu Weddings

  1. Nichayathartham
  2. Pasupu Kottadam
    1. The pasupu kottadam ceremony is performed in both sides' homes after keeping Muhurtham. It is initially completed by the groom's house. The bride's family performs this ritual after. Mutthaiduvulu and a few old ladies ground turmeric with their hands on this day to manufacture turmeric powder. For the nalugu ceremony, this powder can be used to combine the thalambralu rice. New paint and décor will be applied to houses. Only the bride and groom shop for their wedding after this ceremony.Groom receives gold from bride's parents and vice versa.
  3. Pellikuturu
  4. Pellikoduku
  5. Schedule for Mrriage Day Program

    1. Mangala Snanam
    2. Grooms Entry
      1. Ganapathi Pooja
      2. Dress and garland distribution 
    3. Bride's Entry
      1. Ganapathi Pooja
      2. Dress and garland distribution 
    4. Kashi Yatra
    5. Edhunadaka / Edhukola ( Optional - Similar like welcome the Groom and spray the flower leaf )
    6. Offering Food to Our Ancersotors : 5 Leaf with Pongal , Sweet, Tambulam
      1. Program begins with blessings from our great ancestors
    7. Bride and Groom together get into mandapam ( Bride enters the kalyana mandapam with a coconut in her hands . )
    8. Saba Namaskaram
    9. Ganesh Puja, Punayavachanam
    10. Groom
      1. Dhandhiyam / Punal / upanayanam
      2. Kankanam ( Pandit tie kankanam to Groom )
    11. Bride
      1. Kankanam ( Groom tie kankanam to Bride )
    12. Performing Patha pooja to both parents
    13. Homama
    14. Groom and Bridge , Both family site face to face
    15. Put screen in between two family, they should not see each others
    16. Kanyadanam And Panigrahanam
      1. Bride father wash groom Legs
      2. The bride's parents undertake this rite, in which they wash the groom's feet and then extend their daughter's hand to him. The groom makes a lifelong commitment to love, honor, and defend his bride.
      3. In a custom known as "panigrahanam," the groom is expected to hold the bride's hand while making a vow to her parents that he will stick by her side through thick and thin.
    17. Both family stand now
    18. Jellakara-bellam
      1. In Telugu, "Bellam" signifies jaggery and "Jeelakara" represents cumin.The couple's hands are first painted with jaggery paste and cumin.This event is held at the most fortunate hour, so timing is very important. The couple puts this paste on each other's heads at the precise muhurtham while raising their hands over the curtain.This rite symbolizes the couple's commitment to one another through both the good and bad times in life.
      2. The couple lifts their hands above the curtain to apply this paste on each other's heads.
      3. இந்த சடங்கு வாழ்க்கையின் நல்ல மற்றும் கெட்ட காலங்கள் இரண்டிலும் தம்பதியரின் அர்ப்பணிப்பைக் குறிக்கிறது.
    19. Mangalsutram
      1. Then, to symbolize equality in the marriage, the bride and groom press each other's toes three times.
      2. The groom makes three knots around the bride's neck with sacred yellow thread that has been smeared with haldi after the couple's curtain has been drawn. This represents their connection as a mental, physical, and spiritual entity.
    20. Talambralu
      1. The most enjoyable aspect of the wedding is this. The bride and husband douse each other's heads in talambralu, which is made of rice colored with turmeric paste, pearls, or thermocol balls, as the pandit chants mantras.
    21. Brahma Mudi and Nalla Pusalu
      1. Brahma Mudi is conducted by knotting in betel nuts, dried dates, turmeric twig, betel leaf and coins loosely to the bride's pallu (saree end) and groom's Kanḍuva (scarf end). Then these two ends are tied together by sister of the groom, indicating that they should maintain good relations with both the families.
      2. In order to ward-off the evil eye, the groom's maternal uncle and aunt bring a string of black beads or Nalla Pusalu and hand to the groom to adorn the bride with it.
    22. The yellow thread is replaced with a gold chain on the 16th-day.
    23. Kanyadaan Akshata / Exchanges Garlands
      1. Following Talambralu, the couple exchanges garlands, symbolizing their acceptance of one another as a companion.Here, the couple swaps flower garlands while receiving flowers and rice dyed turmeric from their friends and family.
    24. Lajahoma
      1. During the Laja Homa, the bride’s brother pours puffed rice on her palms and the bride and groom offers it to the sacred fire together. After this, the bride and the groom circle the homa for three times.
    25. Saptapadi And Sthaalipaakam
      1. The bride touches seven betelnuts while holding the groom's hands in our custom known as the "seven steps."
      2. The pair says their marriage vows and completes three  rounds around the holy fire as part of this rite.They walk around the homam (fire) three times together, with one end of the bride's saree and one end of the groom's dhoti tied in a knot. With each round of the homam, the couple swears to stay together.
    26. Change their sitting position and perform Seshai
    27. Pradhanam / Gold Ring Game / Finding Ring / Ungaram teeyuta 
      1. A gold ring is dipped into a pitcher of milk and rose petals and taken to the mandap. To see who can select the ring first, the bride and groom throw their arms into the game. For those that enjoy humorously watching the bride and husband battle it out for the ring, this is a very entertaining game.
    28. Arundhati Nakshatram
      1. During this ceremony, the priest takes the couple out of the Mandapam so they can see the Arundhati and Vasistha nakshatram (star) in the sky. Showing his bride the stars, the groom does so. They are offered as an example couple because Arundhati and Vasistha are the epitome of the perfect couple.
    29. Harathi
    30. Gr̥uhapravesam
      1. Sending groom and bride to groom house / room , lamp and namaskaram