An Arya Samaj Marriage is conducted by the Arya Samaj, founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswathi in any of its temple. The marriage in Arya Samaj wedding is performed as per Vedic rites and thus does not require any flamboyance. To get hitched with your special ones any time out of court marriage registration in Faridabad, you can surely contact with registered Arya Samaj mandir.
We will discuss about the various wedding rituals to make it more acquainted with non-Indians
On wedding day Rituals
- Varmala & Swagat Vidhi
In an Arya Samaj wedding ritual, the ceremony begins with the bride welcoming the groom to the Arya Samaj marriage temple to get the ceremonies started as per the Arya Samaj marriage process. Following this, the bride and groom chant holy Vedic verses while exchanging the jaimala.
Madhuparka literally is a mixture of honey, curd and cream. The bride gives the groom water to sprinkle on his feet 3 times – over his feet and body and then drinks it the third time. This ritual in an Arya Samaj marriage is a beautiful gesture of love seen between the bride and groom.
- Yagna and Kanyadaan
In this Arya Samaj Wedding ritual, Yagna begins with the groom wearing a sacred thread. Then Kanyadaan is the ritual of the father of the bride placing his daughter’s hand in the hands of the groom. This ritual symbolizes that the father henceforth hands the responsibilities of his daughter to her husband.
In Arya Samaj Weddings, as they do not believe in idol worship, the fire burning at the center of the mandap, serves as the holy witness. The pujari or gurukul, brings along the elements that are needed for performing the wedding rites.
- Pani Grahan Sanskar
The ritual includes the bride and groom holding hands together and chanting mantras promising to love and care for each other and their needs, throughout their live.
The brides mother other places the brides right foot on a stone while the groom chants mantras given by the pandit. The symbolism of this ritual specifies a strong and solid relation between the brideand the groom.
The ritual that follows Shilarohan is Lajahom. This ritual consists of offering Murmura or puffed rice into the agni. The bride and groom place their hand in hands and then it is offered into the holy fire
- Phere or Parikrama
After performing all the above rituals the bride and groom now have to take 4 rounds around the agni. The bride’s sari and groom’s ‘angavastra’ is tied in three knots and the here are witnessed by the holy fire.
- Saptapadi and Hriday Sparsh Mantra
After the phere, seven steps or ‘Saptapadi’ are taken by the couple followed by one circle around the fire. Here, the couple walk along side, hand in hand. The bride and groom also perform the Hriday Sparsh mantra ritual. Here the couple touch each other’s hearts and promise to be loyal to each other.
- Sindoor and Mangalsutra
In the final ritual, the groom applies sindoor on the bride’s forehead and ties a mangalsutra. The arya samaj marriage ends with the couple where the newly-weds view the Dhruv or the Pole Star and then take blessings from the elders.
These ceremonies take place in the Arya Samaj Mandir or even in a designated Arya Samaj marriage place. Arya Samaj marriage emphasizing equality and the pursuit of a righteous life.