Indian Wedding Feast

Indian Wedding Feast

A Poem by Shalini Dinesh (Poet's World)

Months before wedding:

The days of the most awaited feast,
From north to south and west to east,
People were invited from all over
According to parents, bride and groom’s favor.

Days and months were spent buying clothes and things,
This feeling of content is like joy flying with wings,
As the days near by, the wedding halls and caters get booked,
The feeling of all other sorrows just get overlooked.

Time flies by as the shopping spree gets on track,
As new things get purchased they’re neatly put into pack,
For girls, to buy new clothes and jewels
Is where their complete excitement dwells!

Wedding day eve:

Makeup and hairstyle designs get selected,
And to get it done, best beautician gets elected.
Bride's parents get ready to invite the groom,
Where the bride excitedly waits from inside her room.

The groom gets dressed in sherwani like a king,
The music and other invite rituals gets on full swing,
Ladies in grand silk sarees, await with decorated plates,
Lots of people get gathered to see this at the gates.

Friends and relatives gather before the groom enters the hall,
Everything is set well from the hall to the delicious food stall,
The function gets started with the bride standing next to the groom,
The reception is celebrated grand with fun filled room.

The bride dressed like a queen, with saree decorated with stones.
They get wishes and gifts from all people well known,
The delicious food stalls gets filled,
As the children rush near deserts that’s chilled.

Wedding day:

As the sun rises, the morning gets blissful,
Elders ready to bless with turmeric mixed rice kept hand full,
As the bride gets dressed in red and groom in silky white,
They now enter into a life that’s going to be well and bright.

With the holy mantras being recited,
The function starts at the time pre decided,
With the blessings from the elders the grooms ties the “thaali”
Around the bride’s neck, which is considered sacred and holy.

The elders bless the couple sprinkling rice on their head,
And bless wholeheartedly with words that’s well said,
With the whole lot of blessings they start their new life,
As they respect each other as a good husband and wife.

** Rice mixed with turmeric powder is considered holy by the hindus (a religion in INDIA) which they use to bless people younger than them on the auspicious day like wedding.

Thaali: is a thin rope coated with turmeric, is tied around the bride's neck by the groom, just like the ring that's being used in christian weddings.

Sherwani, saree: Indian traditional costumes.

© 2010 Shalini Dinesh (Poet's World)

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I love to hear of other culture beliefs and their way of life. I like this custom. It create a feeling of a wonderful day to come. I like the steps and activities. I know it must be a beautiful sight to see a wedding India wedding feast. Thank you for the story. It was outstanding.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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I love your style it always gets me to reead more of your beautifully written poetry. Great a usual

Posted 12 Years Ago

What a beautiful expression of tradition and the wonders of love that brings about the richest blessings of life. I loved the intricacy you have shared with us!

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is quite the amazing write here.
i enjoyed this write. Very well written.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Wow. I love this. Very informative. This was really great! :D

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Isn't “thaali” a tray ?? Ohk .. Nice write :D It reminds me of the crazy madenning wedding rush (which's always fun)

Posted 12 Years Ago

The write is as b'ful as the Indian weddings. The rich Hindu culture is a treat to be part of. I love Indian Weddings n this poem has done full justice with all our traditions. Love it !! :))

Posted 12 Years Ago

What a wonderful poem and what incredible information packed with it.

To go through those details but still retain a poem form takes a great deal of patience and love of writing.

Kudos, my friend.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Shalini Dinesh (Poet's World)
Shalini Dinesh (Poet's World)

Irving, TX

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