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28 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Baniya, Hindi
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"My daughter is 28 year old 01/02/1994 studying MBA in WSU and have seven years if work experience in Marketing. ..."
Matrimony Bride QKF5524326
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23 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Urdu
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"It delights me that you're here and would like to know me better. Born in Hyderabad, India. Regarding my education,..."
Matrimony Bride SHC0473115
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47 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Christian, Other, English
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"I am from a middle class, moderate family. I have no brothers or sisters. Living in Sydney. I am non vegetarian. I ..."
Matrimony Bride CHJ1646220
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41 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Rajput, Hindi
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"I am staying in Sydney. Our family is middle-class and we have moderate values. I have four siblings, of which thre..."
Matrimony Bride QYF8946807
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26 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Hindi
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"I am currently pursuing my masters of engineering in Australia, Basically I am from India. In search of someone sim..."
Matrimony Bride RDV2528628
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25 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
"I come from a upper middle class, moderate family. I have 2 siblings. I am not currently working however I am do..."
Matrimony Bride KVK7467102
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32 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Baniya, Hindi
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"My name is Deepshikha. I am an ambitious, self-made, but down to earth person. I like to balance professional and f..."
Matrimony Bride VWJ6237620
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28 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"MY DAUGHTER KRITIKA LIVING IN MELBOURNE , IS EDUCATED AND MODERN GIRL, SHE RESPECTS ELERS AND BELIEVE IN VALUES , ..."
Matrimony Bride TYD1742637
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26 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Hindi
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"Disclaimer : - we do not believe in dowry or any archaic ritual - we do not want requests from people on student ..."
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45 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Hindi
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"I come from a upper-middle-class, liberal family. I have two siblings, of which two are married. I am not curren..."
Matrimony Bride ICO8366720
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35 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Rajput, Hindi
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"Looking for someone who is real himself and can show commitment and dedication towards relationship...."
Matrimony Bride LIZ5464541
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38 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Christian, Born Again, Malayalam
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"Our daughter is a spiritually matured person, baptized and filled with Holy Spirit. She is a straightforward, lovin..."
Matrimony Bride RIA9236372
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36 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Rajput, Punjabi
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
"This is for my sister who is independent with high moral values, currently she is living in Australia. More info..."
Matrimony Bride KUL1046840
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39 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"I am Kuljeet living in Australia from last 13 years and I am a citizen of Australia. I would describe myself as som..."
Matrimony Bride NEH2618522
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28 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"Our daughter has worked for almost 6 years in India and now pursuing her Masters in professional accounting and bus..."
Matrimony Bride SUS9843040
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34 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Christian, Pentecost, Tamil
Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
"I am a very simple, god fearing, caring, talented, understanding, trustworthy and kind-hearted human being. I belie..."
Matrimony Bride SWE2261570
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34 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Iyer, Tamil
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"Hi All, I am a laid back, easy going family oriented person intent on finding my soulmate and settling down in ..."
Matrimony Bride SIN0385478
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40 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Logan City, Queensland, Australia
"Hi I am a simple girl living in Australia since 2007. I work full time and I am currently settled in Brisbane. I am..."
Matrimony Bride Kundu11
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33 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Jat, Hindi
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"I am a self dependent and straight forward person .i have been in Australia for more then 6 year now , and I love ..."
Matrimony Groom RMS0233014
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29 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Munnuru Kapu, Telugu
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"Hi there! Our father working in the businessperson field. Our Hindu family is middle class and holds moderate va..."
Matrimony Groom VLC3725372
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34 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"I have done my diploma and am now working full time. I don't like drink or smoking. Food wise, I am vegetarian. ..."
Matrimony Groom BCB5171136
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48 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
"Hello. Our Hindu family is upper middle class and we have moderate values. My first-language is Oriya. I have pa..."
Matrimony Groom ZYW2222143
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32 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Agarwal , Hindi
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
"I have 1 sibling. I am from India but based in Queensland, Australia. When it comes to food i'm vegetarian. I don't..."
Matrimony Groom PNZ7424137
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39 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Christian, Other, English
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"My family is upper-middle-class and liberal. I have ten siblings, of which nine are married. My job is in operat..."
Matrimony Groom JDD6462867
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31 years / 6 ft 3 in 191 cm
Buddhist, Buddhist, Other
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
"Currently, live in Australia and willing to continuously live here. I'm totally open-minded, down-to-earth person w..."
Matrimony Groom QPF8164782
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30 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"Our family is upper-middle-class and liberal. I have two siblings, of which one are married. I have completed my..."
Matrimony Groom FSZ8286553
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45 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Jaiswal, Hindi
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"I am working full time and have passed my bachelors. I come from a moderate, upper-middle-class family. I have one ..."
Matrimony Groom MMC9722104
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38 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Christian, Roman Catholic, Tamil
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
"I am an ambitious and independent boy, Loves to hangout with friends and play with cricket Currently working in ..."
Matrimony Groom HNT5061214
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38 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
"I am working full time and have achieved my diploma. I hail from a moderate, upper-middle-class family. I have two ..."
Matrimony Groom ZFF5608554
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33 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Other, Hindi
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
"I am a down-to-earth and simple person. A bit shy in nature. For me, traits like being responsible, kind, empathy, ..."
Matrimony Groom SMT3582768
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67 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Iyer, Tamil
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
"I am supportive, loving and helpful. I keep fit by doing yoga and walking everyday. I like to keep abreast of wha..."
Matrimony Groom GVT4633955
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54 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Muslim, Other, Urdu
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"I hail from a middle-class, liberal family. I have two siblings, of which two are married. I am not currently wo..."
Matrimony Groom VWB8821789
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40 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Khatri, Punjabi
Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia
"My name is Sunil I am currently living in Perth Western Australia. I am a smart and dynamic boy who respects his cu..."
Matrimony Groom CBT7846731
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34 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Marwari, Hindi
Other, Victoria, Australia
"Living in Victoria. Our family is upper middle class and moderate. I have 1 sibling who is married. I have accompli..."
Matrimony Groom CKF1984573
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34 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Chatisgarhi
Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
"Currently living in Geraldton. I am from a traditional, lower class family. I have four siblings, of which four are..."
Matrimony Groom DGQ2357402
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42 years / 6 ft 183 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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52 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Muslim, Other, Other
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"Our family is middle-class and liberal. I have two siblings, of which two are married. I have achieved my doctor..."
Matrimony Groom KPF7117563
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49 years / 6 ft 183 cm
Hindu, Patel, Gujarati
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
"I would describe myself as Indian at heart with balance between traditional and modern values. I am IT professional..."
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25 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Buddhist, Buddhist, Hindi
Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia
"Living in Batemans Bay. Our family is upper-middle-class and we have moderate values. I have three siblings, of whi..."
Matrimony Groom DGS2888424
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30 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Khatri, Hindi
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"Searching for a suitable bride for my son. Based in Melbourne. Our family is upper-middle-class and we have moderat..."
Matrimony Groom SZY0182083
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29 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Maheshwari, Gujarati
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
"Residing in Canberra. I am from a moderate, upper-middle-class family. I have two siblings, of which one are marrie..."
Matrimony Groom QGQ3430751
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45 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Gujarati
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"I am easy going, open-minded but at times Lazy person. I personally like accounting and finance. I try to understan..."
Matrimony Groom YJG7487777
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31 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Reddy, Telugu
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"looking to marry a good girl from decent family. I come from an upper-middle-class family. The most important thing..."
Matrimony Groom YWT3815115
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30 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Patel, Gujarati
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"Currently living in Sydney. Our family is upper middle class and we have moderate values. I have no siblings. I am ..."
Matrimony Groom ZFK4562251
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30 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Reddy, Telugu
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"My self Pavan, I have finished my Masters in Australia and working for Metro Trains Pvt.Ltd. I am very simple and ..."
Matrimony Groom YMJ6601178
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35 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"I am staying in Sydney. My family is middle class and traditional. I have 1 sibling who is married. I am working fu..."

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About Australia Matrimony

Australia is a land of one of the world's most unique landscapes. This country is full of alluring natural wonders and incredible flora and fauna. People from various civilizations have settled in Australia. Due to this, the society of Australia reflects a blend of various different cultures. The marriages are also an example of one such blend.

One of the most important facts which differentiate Australian matrimony from other parts of the world is the presence of Marriage Celebrants. Marriages in Australia can be legalized only if it takes place in a church or is performed through a registered marriage celebrant. Before peeping inside the rituals of Australian matrimony let's take a look at the structure of Australian society. In Australia, roughly 52% are Christians, 2.6% are Muslim, 1.9% are Hindu and 2.9 are Buddhist. Although Hinduism accounts for only 1.9% of the population, it is the fastest growing religion in Australia.

All the religions have their own organization of civil celebrants to perform the marriage rituals as per their traditions. It's an important point that after your wedding and within 14 days, your marriage celebrant should register the marriage with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the State or Territory where your marriage took place.

Let's take a look at and cherish the soulful rituals of weddings in the different communities of Australia.

Church Weddings Rituals In Australia

Marriage ceremonies according to Rites of Churches of Christ in Australia are to include the following:

* A statement of the Christian nature and purpose of marriage and the intent of the marriage ceremony is announced before the gathering.

* An acknowledgement speech is given by the priest which includes statements like 'this is a Christian celebration of marriage being conducted by God and those people who have gathered'.

* Declarations or Statements of Intent of occasion and Prayers

After the declaration of marriage intent prayers is offered to seek blessings of the almighty for the couple.

Exchange of vows - Personal Vows are exchanged which includes promises of commitment for life in which couple takes each other to be their wife or husband.

Exchange of rings and Pronouncement of marriage - Rings are exchanged between the couple and the couple is announced as lawfully, weded husband and wife.

Blessings or Affirmations from the parent - Couple seeks blessings from the gods and the elders for their prosperous life.

Hindu Marriage Rituals In Australia

The Mandap - It is the main area where the wedding is to be conducted. It consists of a 4-pole canopy and centre-stage.

Arrival of the wedding parties - The groom party arrives at wedding venue and warmly welcomed by the Bride's party.

Ganesh Puja - Prayers are offered to Lord Ganesh for obstacle-free completion of the wedding ceremony.

Grah Shanti - The nine-planets are worshipped for bringing prosperity and happiness in couple's life.

Parchan - The bride's mother welcomes the groom with a garland and a traditional arti and escorts him to the mandap.

Arrival of the Bride - The bride is escorted to the mandap by her maternal uncle, female cousins & friends.

Kanyadaan - It involves entrusting of the Daughter - parental consent for the wedding to proceed. It is followed by exchanging of garlands. Groom takes bride's hands & they take vows to love, cherish & protect each other.

Ganthibandhan - A nuptial knot is tied between the garments of the couple.

Agni Puja - Priest sets up the "kund" and evokes the holy fire.

Laja Homa - Couple offers puffed rice in the sacred fire.

Mangalfera - Walking around the sacred fire seven times reciting the seven wedding vows.

Saptapadi - The seven steps symbolizing seven promises of married life.

Aashirvaad - The priest blesses the couple. Flower petals & rice are showered on the couple by the guests this is followed by seeking blessings from the elders of the family.

Viddai - Bride's family & friends bid a goodbye to the bride.

Marriage Rituals Of Muslims In Australia

Marriage Proposal - Traditionally, the groom's parents and elders come to the bride-to-be's house and ask for the marriage proposal. There may be a recitation of the Quran's first chapter, Surah Fatiha, and refreshments served.

Engagement - This can be a simple informal event just between the families and close friends. It includes the exchange of rings and gifts between the respective families, with the ring being placed by the groom's mother or sister on the bride-to-be. There may be a short prayer to bless the upcoming marriage.

Mehndi or Henna - It includes the application of artistic henna designs on the hands and feet of the bride. This ceremony is completed amidst of traditional wedding songs and dance by ladies of both the families.

Barat - This refers to the groom's procession, which accompanies the groom to the wedding venue.

Nikah - This is the actual wedding ceremony, usually officiated by an imam. He recites prayers from the Quran and asks the bride if she agrees to marry the groom with the pre-decided Meher. The question is asked thrice and if she agrees, the same is repeated with the groom. This ritual is known as Ijab-e-Qubul (proposal and acceptance). This is followed by the signing of the Nikahnama (marriage contract) by the couple. All the elders now bless the newly married couple.

Registration - It includes the filling of marriage registration form by the couple the copy of Nikahnama duly signed by the couple and witnesses is also attached long with this.this is to legalise the marriage according to the Australian marriage law.

Reception and Valima (Walima) - It's a reception party given in the honour of newlywed.

Rukhsti (Farewell) - Rukhsti is the farewell to the bride leaves when leaves her home to start her new journey of married life.