A Colorful DC Wedding
Indian Influence on Washington DC’s culture has brought fantastic variety to DC’s wedding scene.
The sacred rituals within Hindu weddings are absolutely beautiful and quite romantic. You can feel pure love within the long practiced and valued rituals. Whether you are the bride and groom, or just a delighted spectator; you will experience a lively ceremony.
In Hindu weddings, marriage holds strong ethical and moral values. This is dedication devoted to your future path and living an honorable life.
Hindu weddings are pure; every step of the way all participates show respect to family and their ancient culture. The groom and bride are tied together spiritually and physically through long-used rituals.
During the wedding ceremony a ritual takes place in where a blessed thread will be tied around the bride and grooms hands, tying them together in love. Sometimes clothing is tied together instead. This is called Sutrabandhanam, a part of the ceremony that is also blessed by the heavenly gods. This symbolism is a promise, that the couple will be together for the rest of their lives.
Essentially, the sacred marriage ceremony in rituals within are ones that bind together the couples spirits, creating one soul and to continue into the second stage of life which is dedicated to raising a great family and having a loving household.
Hindu weddings have come to DC to stay. Featured in Hindu temples around the DC area, a sacred place where love never leaves.