Welcome to Maharashtra Matrimony, a free matrimony portal for those living in the state of Maharashtra.
Maharashtra is a state located in the western part of India. It is the third largest state according to land area and second highest in terms of population. Marathi is the official language in Maharashtra.
Maharashtrian weddings are usually simple but loaded with rituals. First ritual that occurs is horoscope matching where the prospective bride and groom’s birth charts are matched to ensure they are compatible and that they don’t belong to the same family lineage or gautra.
If the horoscope matching is successful, then the Sakhar Puda ceremony is conducted which is like the engagement, where the bride is given a sari and sweet or sugar, by the groom's family. After this, the Kelvan ceremony performed at both the bride's and the groom's house where prayers are offered to the kuldevta (family God) followed by a meal. Then the Haldi ceremony called Halad Chadavane takes place where turmeric paste is applied to both the bride and the groom. Once the groom arrives at the bride’s place, Simant puja occurs where the bride’s parents wash his feet and give him gifts.
During the wedding, the bride and groom are separated with a silk shawl between them called Antarpat. After reciting religious verses, the shawl is removed allowing the bride and groom to exchange glances for the first time. The bride and groom then ask permission from their parents to get married. This is called the Sankalp ceremony. After this, the bride's parents perform the Kanyadaan ritual, where they offer their daughter to the groom. After Kanyadaan, the groom ties mangalsutra around bride's neck and applies vermillion in her hair parting and she applies a sandalwood tilak on his forehead in return. This is followed by the Saptapadi ritual, where the couple takes seven rounds around the sacred fire, taking seven vows. The wedding ceremony comes to an end with the Karmasampai ritual, where the bride's father, the bride and the groom offer prayers to the Gods to bless the wedlock. After the wedding the reception party is organized where sumptuous food is served to the guests and the guests greet the newly weds and give them gifts.
After the wedding, Griha Pravesh is conducted where the groom's mother welcomes the new couple and washes their feet with milk and water. After this the traditional aarti is performed and the bride is asked to enter the house by knocking down a glass of rice with her right foot kept at the entrance.Maharashtra is a state located in the western part of India. It is the third largest state according to land area and second highest in terms of population. Marathi is the official language in Maharashtra.
Popular cities within Maharashtra are below:AhmednagarAkolaAmravatiAurangabadBeedBhandaraBuldhanaChandrapurDhuleGondiyaHingoliJalgaonJalnaKolhapurLaturMalegaonMumbaiNagpurNandedNandurbarNashikOsmanabadParbhaniPuneRaigadRatnagiriSangliSataraSolapurWardhaWashimYavatmal
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