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Matrimony Groom NAF8530608
Matrimony ID - NAF8530608
20 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Matrimony Groom KAZ7365777
Matrimony ID - KAZ7365777
30 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 Groom RUB4235203
Matrimony ID - RUB4235203
24 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Kumhar, Bengali
Chittagong, Chittagong (Chittagong), Bangladesh
"I am rubel an enginear. My job in japanis I want a goood girl as my wife. Lovely family with my fathel mather and..."
Matrimony Groom ISH6134345
Matrimony ID - ISH6134345
24 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Sylhet, Sylhet, Bangladesh
"I am a simple boy. I have finished my study in this year. Right now I'm a teacher. I want to do something for my co..."
Matrimony Groom HAF5841667
Matrimony ID - HAF5841667
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"This is Md. Hafizur Rahman Khan. I'm working as Deputy Shift-in-charge at a power plant. I passed B. Sc. in Mechani..."
Matrimony Groom MDI8161561
Matrimony ID - MDI8161561
24 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Comilla, Chittagong (Chittagong), Bangladesh
"I like the beautiful west lake in Hangzhou, I like the flat cornfield in Champaign. I like delicious food and comfo..."
Matrimony Groom NAZ7633579
Matrimony ID - NAZ7633579
31 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Muslim, Other, Bengali
Chittagong, Chittagong (Chittagong), Bangladesh
"I am Nazimuddin and businessmen. I am marriage candidate and looking for true relationship and marriage him. My fa..."
Matrimony Groom RAT9737263
Matrimony ID - RAT9737263
28 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Banik, Bengali
Comilla, Chittagong Chittagong, Bangladesh
"Hi my name is krishna. l am young honest higer educated person. My education qualification Masters in English. My f..."
Matrimony Groom TUG2074305
Matrimony ID - TUG2074305
21 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am a peaceful loving man. I always love in peace. I'm honest. and I love honest frankly speakers. I have one e..."
Matrimony Groom MOS6214073
Matrimony ID - MOS6214073
29 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am Mosaraf Hossain Mozumder from Bangladesh. I'm an ACCA student under UK. My goal is to be a businessman. I have..."
Matrimony Groom SAI4446670
Matrimony ID - SAI4446670
30 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am a simple guy. looking for a pure soul who will can help me in Earth and heaven. My family is happy family. Ev..."
Matrimony Groom MDK2204238
Matrimony ID - MDK2204238
22 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am a normal boy ...Ami sadaron familer chale sadaron akte meye chai Nice family no problem contract me sob vole ..."
Matrimony Groom MDY5444501
Matrimony ID - MDY5444501
31 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Other, Chittagong Chittagong, Bangladesh
"I m not working i m very smpoll and very nice boy I m smoll famalie boy... my father govemand work my mother is ..."
Matrimony Groom MAS0548834
Matrimony ID - MAS0548834
29 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am a kind-hearted soul with a passion for volunteering. I work as a Software QA Engineer in Dhaka for an U.S.A. b..."
Matrimony Groom ALL5356137
Matrimony ID - ALL5356137
23 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"I am a Simple Person ..."
Matrimony Groom SHA7670585
Matrimony ID - SHA7670585
25 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Mymensingh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"Assalamualaikum., A general muslim boy.I want to be a pure muslim.I try to follow the rules and regulations of Is..."
Matrimony Groom RAJ4144236
Matrimony ID - RAJ4144236
24 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Rajput, Hindi
Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
"Hi am raj from Mauritius I have my own job n my own home,am searching for a lyfepartner,plz any girl or lady seriou..."
Matrimony Groom MON3352100
Matrimony ID - MON3352100
25 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
"I am Monirul Islam. I am 22 years old.I have completed in English honor's.l am very honest man.I want a very nice y..."
Matrimony Groom Hossain
Matrimony ID - Hossain
31 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"Hi, I\'m very simple.i want a simple girl. I haven\'t angers.I don\'t consider past is important. I think who is de..."
Matrimony Groom RAMRAJ
Matrimony ID - RAMRAJ
26 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Yadav, Hindi
Other, Other, Bangladesh
" I AM RAMRAJ KUIMAR YADAV THAESE TIMES I AM READING IN B S C FROM RAJENDRA COLLEGE CHAPRA SARAN I WEANT TO BE ..."

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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.