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Gharoli Ceremony In Indian Wedding

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Process Of Gharoli Ceremony:

Gharoli ceremony is celebrated in the morning a day before wedding or on the wedding day.

On this special day, sister and sister-in-laws of Bridegroom dress up beautifully, carry an earthen pitcher (Ghara) on the head, sing Boliyan and head towards the temple or a holy place.

Women fill the Ghara (earthen pitcher) with water at the altar of a temple or inside the temple. They offer prayer and seek blessings from there for the wellness of the family.

Women carry the water pitcher back to the Bridegroom’s home. He is supposed to take a bath with the same water on the day of wedding.

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Symbolic Meaning Of Gharoli Ceremony:

To my understanding, filling water from the temple to take a bath on the day of wedding suggests valuing the nature.

Nature is worshipped under Indian Civilisation. Be it, Indians offer water to Sun or offer prayer to river, all these connotes that we value the treasure of nature. “Plants and waters are treasures for generations.” — Rig Veda Samhita vii-70-4.

The water which is common to all, moving on all sides and flow unfailingly day and night, is valued through a Gharoli ceremony in Indian weddings.

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Siddharth Malkania

Siddharth Malkania is a journalism graduate from Indian Institute of Mass Communication. Having worked as a photojournalist for two years, he traveled to Tokyo, Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam to brush up his skills of photography. Currently, He is a professional photographer based in New Delhi, India.

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