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Matrimony Groom BER1223530
Matrimony ID - BER1223530
28 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"hi im minhaz iam 28 years old.. iam a banker.In 2016 i complete my masters from National University of Banglades. i..."
Matrimony Groom QPT1341325
Matrimony ID - QPT1341325
36 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Chittagong, Chittagong (Chittagong), Bangladesh
"I am Honest & very simple person. I Graduate. I have own business & i have a good job in Logistics Department. I wa..."
Matrimony Groom RLO8343328
Matrimony ID - RLO8343328
25 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Mymensingh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I want to be fresh partner who loves me? I want to search white minded girl who takecare me appropriatel...."
Matrimony Groom EEM4020768
Matrimony ID - EEM4020768
40 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"Hi I'm Rizwan Khan I'm from Dhaka Bangladesh..."
Matrimony Groom WPG3347491
Matrimony ID - WPG3347491
43 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Chittagong, Chittagong (Chittagong), Bangladesh
"I am Honest Person. Married Also. My Wife Died for Blood Cancer. I have 12 years old son. So, we need someone wh..."
Matrimony Groom QJP3472338
Matrimony ID - QJP3472338
29 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Sylhet, Sylhet, Bangladesh
"Hello, I’m Kamruz from Bangladesh, I’m belonging to a poor family, I’m single, I’m living with my family, m..."
Matrimony Groom KMR0067312
Matrimony ID - KMR0067312
27 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I want a girl for marriage. If she will divorce, widowe, separate or single no mattter. I want a kind, beautifu, ca..."
Matrimony Groom JIS9002458
Matrimony ID - JIS9002458
34 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am wel-educated, simple mind, established Muslim family followning Islamic rules, nourish dedicated and frank att..."
Matrimony Groom RKL9806878
Matrimony ID - RKL9806878
38 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am a simple man and looking a simple girl who will love me and care me lot...."
Matrimony Groom GQD6352762
Matrimony ID - GQD6352762
25 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"Hi Ami Ajoy chakraborty. Ami Busenness Kori Dhaka te Thaki With family. Amr Gurte onk valo lage...."
Matrimony Groom ERB4780509
Matrimony ID - ERB4780509
32 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am an honest, hard-working, intellectual man. I want the success of my life. So I have tried most of the time. I ..."
Matrimony Groom LRP6181308
Matrimony ID - LRP6181308
30 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Other, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I want good life partner. and will have to rilegoin . who very love me. I am looking for a life partner who love m..."
Matrimony Groom UTT5547840
Matrimony ID - UTT5547840
27 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Baishya, Bengali
Other, Khulna, Bangladesh
"I am a simple person and I want marry a simple cute girl. When I'm child then I lost of my parents. So my groth..."
Matrimony Groom TAR4008474
Matrimony ID - TAR4008474
25 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Other, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
"I am tarek I am looking girls for wedding. I am good honest so I always like a good honest girls. I live with my f..."
Matrimony Groom MDL8880143
Matrimony ID - MDL8880143
25 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am Asst. Examinations Officer of a University. I am a simple boy. I passed BS (hons) and MS from Dhaka Univer..."
Matrimony Groom SAI7211605
Matrimony ID - SAI7211605
21 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am a honest careing loving a littel funny romantic but not like traditional romantic .I like to exprance new thin..."
Matrimony Groom RAN0546832
Matrimony ID - RAN0546832
49 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"Living in Bangladesh. Completed my M. Sc Geography. Serving as an Lawyer and also as a Program Manager in an Intern..."
Matrimony Groom MUS1547106
Matrimony ID - MUS1547106
38 years / 6 ft 183 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am mustaq from Bangladesh ilike othersreall only gilrs lookinglove making marriage piles lookedme tnx u A..."
Matrimony Groom SUL6327081
Matrimony ID - SUL6327081
28 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Rangpur, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
"I am sultan my cantry bangladesh. job k. S. A bijnes my big brother armi father gov job. I'm looking for medI am s..."
Matrimony Groom RON6155040
Matrimony ID - RON6155040
31 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Other, Sylhet, Bangladesh
"I am very simple parson, I want an honest and religious girl my family memer in me and my father, my mother di..."
Matrimony Groom FAR7708218
Matrimony ID - FAR7708218
41 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"আমি ভদ্র নামাজ পড়া মেয়েদের পছন্দকরি আমি ..."
Matrimony Groom MDT5607728
Matrimony ID - MDT5607728
25 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am onest and pacefull man. Father and mother 3 brother and1 sister. And middlel calss family. I'm seeking a p..."
Matrimony Groom SAN8792606
Matrimony ID - SAN8792606
33 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Kayastha, Bengali
Rangpur, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
"I am a simple man. I love my Family. My hobbis are photography, dancing, traveling etc. We are six member in our f..."
Matrimony Groom AJI1185855
Matrimony ID - AJI1185855
34 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Other, Bengali
Comilla, Chittagong (Chittagong), Bangladesh
"I am ajit, comilla, chitogong, I am bussnes man, medecin bussnes, my family is loving and interesting, my family f..."
Matrimony Groom MOS2576115
Matrimony ID - MOS2576115
41 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am agree your policy,my father and mother dated we are brother and sister 6 Three brother and three sister 1st s..."
Matrimony Groom MOT7568342
Matrimony ID - MOT7568342
46 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Sylhet, Sylhet, Bangladesh
"I am good mind man I am just love love and watch movies and series online I am simple modern. we are simple and ..."
Matrimony Groom KAZ7365777
Matrimony ID - KAZ7365777
31 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Other, Chittagong (Chittagong), Bangladesh
"I am Kazi imran Ullah business do Bangladesh. I'mporter and supply do Medical equipment. Education. Bsc. Ms genetic..."
Matrimony Bride VIM4453250
Matrimony ID - VIM4453250
25 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Khulna, Khulna, Bangladesh

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Matrimony Bride JPL9806410
Matrimony ID - JPL9806410
26 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Christian, Protestant, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Matrimony Bride PRI2100362
Matrimony ID - PRI2100362
38 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am simple, shy, modern, responsible, committed believe in love respect for elders. Traditional. All are settle..."
Matrimony Bride AYE0021778
Matrimony ID - AYE0021778
38 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am ayesha. Live in Bangladesh. Complete Mss from lalmatia girls college. I am trying for job. My father has pass..."
Matrimony Bride TAS7024481
Matrimony ID - TAS7024481
21 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Other, Other, Bangladesh
"social work, studying at comilla university, I wanna be a journalist, and I also wanna be do my PhD. a loyal and..."
Matrimony Bride SUM2320282
Matrimony ID - SUM2320282
19 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Khulna, Khulna, Bangladesh
"Hi. I'm Nodi, I'm searching a USA, Canad, France, Australia Bengali Citizen Bridge. I'm Very interested to a Good ..."
Matrimony Bride p94
Matrimony ID - p94
25 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Barisal, Barisal, Bangladesh
"she is student of Dhaka university department of psychology. currently she is going to complete her 1st year. she h..."

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About Bangladesh Matrimony

Since, its separation from India and Pakistan, Bangladesh has a long cultural history. This land of rivers has rich cultural heritage, which has evolved over centuries. Bangladesh possess a composite culture with influences of Bengali traditions. Just like Bangladeshi community, the Bangladesh matrimonial is also influenced by Bengali cultures. Many Bengali rituals are the part of these wedding ceremonies. Bangladesh is resided by around 90% of Muslims, 9% Hindus and the rest 1% by other minorities.

Let us explore the blended rituals of a Bangladeshi matrimony.

Marriage among Muslims

GHOTOK: THE MATCHMAKER

The matchmaker plays an important role in arranging marriages. The main purpose of matchmaker is to find the ideal match.

PAKA KOTHA: BOY MEETS GIRL

During this ritual, the boy's family visits the girl's house to discuss the marriage issues. If everything goes well a tentative date of engagement is also fixed.

PANCHINI: ENGAGEMENT

This refers to a formal engagement ceremony. The exchange of rings takes place and all the guests are treated with 2 beetle leaves and an areca nut. This symbolizes gestures of friendship and a heartening promise.

BANNS OF MARRIAGE: THE ANNOUNCEMENT

This is the formal announcement of the proposed marriage. The purpose is to give an opportunity for objection. It allows people to be notified of the awaiting wedding dates so that the invitees keep themselves free. The nearby mosque is also informed about the intended marriage.

AI BURO BHAT: A SPECIAL FEAST

This is the last meal of the bride at her house. It consists of typically Bengali delicacies like rice, fish, luchis, vegetable preparations, and sweets. It is a mini-feast where the bride's family and close friends join the celebrations to wish her all the best.

MAACHER DALA:

This ritual includes giving the bride's family a tray of fish by the groom's family before the Gaye Holud. There are two large Ruhi fishes decorated to resemble a bride (recognized by its dupatta and nose ring), and a groom fish (with a dhoti or kurta). A sum of money is placed in the mouth of fishes, it belongs to the person who cooks the fish to later be served at the Gaye Holud.

GAYE HOLUD: PRE-WEDDING CEREMONY

It is similar to Haldi ceremony. The turmeric paste is sent to the bride from the groom's side along with clothing and cosmetics. Turmeric and oil are then applied on the body of the bride. This is followed by the Snan (the holy bath).

MEHENDI: HENNA CEREMONY

During this ceremony, the hands and feets of the bride are decorated with intricate designs of henna paste. This ceremony is a ladies only type of party. There is a lot of music, dance, and jokes during this party.

BOR JATRA: WEDDING PROCESSION

The groom seeks the blessings of his mother before beginning his journey towards the wedding venue. The wedding procession proceeds with the younger ones in the front and the older and more matured members at the rear. The groom is present somewhere in the center of his car adorned with floral embellishments.

NIQAH: THE ACCEPTANCE

The Muslim wedding is commonly known as 'Nikah'. It is held usually at the bride's place. The ordained Kazi reads verses from the Quran and thereafter the proposal of marriage is given to the bride first. If she accepts the same is repeated with the groom.

After acceptance, the couple signs the 'Nikah-nama' document for mutual consent. Along, with the couple two witnesses also sign the document. This ceremony is usually held in morning or afternoon ceremony.

After the Nikah, the 'rusmat' ceremony is held. During this ceremony, the bride and groom are covered with a dupatta over their heads and they look at each other for the first time as husband and wife. The groom is asked to describe what he perceives in the mirror. This is followed by the garland exchange, and then the ring exchange.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the couple feeds each other some misti and lassi, symbolizing the first sharing.

KONYA BIDAI: A BRIDAL FAREWELL

The bride receives a farewell with blessings from her parents and relatives to start a new life with her wedded partner. It is a highly emotional and heart-warming moment for everyone witnessing it.

BODHU BARAN: WELCOMING THE BRIDE

On arrival of the couple at the groom's, the mother in law welcomes the bride with prayers. Among Muslims, this ritual is performed by chanting prayer from the Quran.

BASHOR GHOR: WEDDING NIGHT

During this ritual, the couple is allowed to spend their first night together for conjugal bliss. The bedroom is decorated traditionally with fragrant flowers. All the arrangements are made to promote consummation.

SHOKALER NASHTA: BREAKFAST

It is a custom among Bangladeshi families that the bride's family will send the first meal of the day following the wedding to the groom's family. The meal contains an elaborate assortment of traditional delicacies.

BOU BHAAT – THE POST WEDDING RECEPTION

The groom's family host this function in the honor of newlywed. The bride is introduced to the family and friends, others for the first time. The guests shower gifts on the newly at both the wedding and the 'bou bhaat'. Earlier this was a meal or feast that was personally cooked by the bride for her in-laws and close family members.

Marriages among Hindu of Bangladesh

Moreover, most of the rituals are shared between the Hindu and Muslims in Bangladesh. The main difference is the main wedding ceremony. The rituals include:

ADAN PRADAN

The ancestral lines of bride and groom are examined by the priest. This is done to ensure that they are not of the same lineage.

THE ENGAGEMENT OR AASHIRWAD

Firstly, the bride's family visits the groom to shower him with gifts and blessings. This ritual is conducted in the presence of a priest and idol of Bhagavan Narayan. Gifts include rings and ornaments. The next day groom parents do the same with the bride.

VRIDHI

It takes place a day prior to the wedding. During this, the groom and his bride offer tribute to their ancestors. Other family members also attend this ritual.

DODHI MANGAL

This is held at the dawn on the wedding day. The married women of the family visit a nearby pond. They, give a humble invitation to the wedding to the goddess Ganga. A pitcher of water is brought back for the holy bath of the bride and the groom. This is followed by Gaye Holud similar to Muslim weddings.

THE WEDDING RITUALS

It begins with the arrival of the groom's party at the wedding venue. The groom is welcomed amidst by blowing of conch shells and ululation. This is followed by exchanging of garlands by the couple.

The bride and groom then sit on the wedding Mandap for next set of rituals. Other rituals include the lighting of the sacred fire 'The Vivah Hom'. Then the kanyadaan ritual is performed which symbolizes the bride's father giving away his daughter to the groom. Then the couple stands for the Mangal pheras and Saptapadi to take their seven vows of marriage. The wedding is concluded by tying of mangalsutra and application of vermillion powder.

The post-wedding rituals include Vidaai which is the departure of the newly-weds to the groom's house. When the couple reaches the groom's house the mother performs the Bou Baran ritual. She welcomes the bride in. A reception party follows this.