Gharoli Ceremony Values The Nature!
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, pay a visit to the temple, offer prayer and seek blessings from there for the wellness of the family. Women carry the pitcher back to the Bridegroom’s home filled with water and he is supposed to take a bath with the same water on the day of wedding.
To my understanding, filling water from the temple to take a bath on the day of wedding suggests valuing the nature. It has been witnessed that 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.