South Indian Telugu Bride: All you want to know about Telugu Wedding!

One of the best things about Telugu weddings is wife/Bride is given utmost importance in the society. She is the Ardhangini or the better half of her husband. No Religious ritual is complete without her presence. It’s basically a Matriarchal society and we simply love working with them. Always feel at home !

Muhurtam ritual takes place, in which the auspicious time is decided for conducting the wedding. Next is Pendlikoothuru ritual, wherein oil and turmeric is applied liberally to the bride, post which she is given a bath. After this the Snathakam ritual is observed, as per which a silver thread is worn by the groom. This is followed by the fun filled ritual of Kashi Yatra, as per which the groom pretends to leave for Kashi but he is interrupted by the bride’s brother, who promises to give him his sister in the alliance.On the day of the wedding, the bride and the groom perform the Mangala Snaanam ritual, in which they take holy purifying bath.

In the mandap, the bride is brought by her maternal uncle. The couple has a curtain between them as the priest recited mantras. After this, the Kanyadaan ritual is performed by the father of the bride. He washes the feet of the groom and gives his daughter to him. The curtain is removed at the time of tying the Mangalsutra ritual.

The groom goes ahead and ties the mighty mangalsutra around the bride’s neck with 3 knots. The couple exchanges garlands and are showered by flowers and yellow colored rice. This is called Kanya Daan Akshata ceremony. Next, the Saptapadi ritual takes place, wherein the couple takes seven rounds and vows around the sacred fire. Subsequently, the groom slips silver toe rings on bride’s feet. This ritual is called Sthaalipaakam.

Bridal Wedding Attire:

The Telugu wedding bridal dress is a fun of six yards drape with heavy golden border and south Indian design embossed on the traditional silk sarees to mark the wedding occasion.The Telugu bride has to change her attire frequently for different rituals.Colorful bangles, heavy gold temple jewelry adorning the bride from head to toe which has antique finishing and depiction of gods and goddesses forms an important part of bridal attire.Flowers are extensively used in hair. Telegu bride makeup is depicted as to look like a goddess with usually bright eyes with elaborate eye makeup.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Pendlikoothuru ritual in Telugu wedding?

The Pendlikoothuru ritual in telugu wedding is where oil and turmeric is applied to the bride

What is the Mangala Snaanam ritual in Telugu wedding?

On the day of the wedding, the bride and the groom perform the Mangala Snaanam ritual, in which they take holy purifying bath.

What is the bridal wedding attire of a South Indian Telugu Bride?

The Telugu wedding bridal dress is a fun of six yards drape with heavy golden border and south Indian design embossed on the traditional silk sarees to mark the wedding occasion.