Indian Wedding Tradition
In Indian Hindu Weddings, the Groom is led to the marriage venue in a
procession known as the Baraat.. He is accompanied by family members, groomsmen, and friends known as bara at is .
Ever wonder what the bride is doing during all of this? Many times, the bride is secretly watching! The Bride is not included in the Baraat because it is solely to welcome the Groom and his family to the marriage site. She joins him for the Varmala, where they exchange garlands to signify the start of their marriage rituals.
Hearing the sound of the Indian drum in the distance is the kind of thing that gives you tingles, signifying something loud, proud and exciting approaching. The approaching noise is usually followed by a colourful procession bringing a bride-groom to his wedding, where he’ll be joined together with his wife. This is why the dhol is such an important detail to have at any Indian wedding.
The dhol has origins in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh particularly, and is a double-ended barrel drum played mostly as an accompanying instrument. This you will hear particularly in Punjabi bhangra music, but in different forms in other music too such as Qawwali…etc. However, the dhol wasn’t made just to be an accompanying instrument, as when played alone it creates a really energising, delightful sound which will even get the most rigid of people shaking their shoulders and tapping their feet to the beat.
Our Dhol Player will ensure a enjoyable experience of the tradition Indian drums time after time, giving your wedding or party that exciting and authentic Indian touch; complete with traditional Indian outfits.
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The use of a Ghodi, or white horse, as transport for the Groom to the wedding venue is a common part of Indian tradition. Family members adorn the Ghodi with embellishments to match the groom as all eyes are on the two as they make their way through the procession.
A modern take on the Baraat entrance is for the Groom to enter in an extravagant car, decorated similarly to the traditionally horse. However, in order to maintain traditions of the ceremony, Grooms sometimes choose to ride a horse to the end venue