Marwari wedding (marwadi shadi) strictly follows their own traditional customs & rituals. They normally adhere to their old but colorful & rich Rajasthani cultures. Marwari wedding food are basically vegetarian Rajasthani food. Generally Rajasthani people are vegetarian so they offer vegetarian food to their guests. Like any other Indian marriage ceremony they also follow a lot of pre wedding, wedding and post wedding rituals & customs.
Marwari Wedding Rituals
Rituals Before (Marwadi shadi) Wedding
Also known as Sagaai ceremony which is held at groom’s place. This ceremony is attended by family members and close friends of both families. Bride’s father or brother apply Tilak on bride’s forehead in presence of male family members only.
Ganpati Sthapna & Grihashanti Ceremony
Both family members worship God Ganesha and seeking for blessing of Ganpati
This ceremony is performed by both families where family members apply turmeric & sandalwood paste on bride & groom’s face, feet and body.
This part includes ladies’ sangeet and bachelor’s party. So all ladies from both families get involved in Sangeet ceremony in presence of bride. They all participate in singing and dancing. Whereas groom’s friends and cousins get involved in the party.
Mahira Dastoor Ceremony
In this ceremony, maternal uncles of both families give gifts to the members of the house.
Most enjoyable moments for ladies, particularly in bride family when they apply henna dye on their hand and feet. They believe it is a sign of happiness.
Another special ceremony where bride worships Goddess Gauri for her blessing and seeking happiness and love throughout her life.
Rituals During (Marwadi shadi) Wedding
Arrival of Baraat
Groom comes at bride’s place with his family members and close friends.
Groom Welcome Customs
Bride’s mother and other female members from her family welcome groom with flower, sweet and aarti.
Bride’s father or other elder male member hand her over to groom’s hand and groom promise him for taking her responsibility for rest of the life.
Saptapadi / phere
Saat phere or saptapadi is an importan Hindu wedding ritual. Here couple walk around the holy fire for 7 times. First 3 rounds, bride leads whereas groom leads last four rounds.
This is one most important (Marwari) wedding rituals when groom apply sindoor on bride’s upper forehead. This sindoor is the most important indicator of marital status of a hindu female.
Now couple seek blessing of elder people of both families. Here it completes (Marwari) wedding and both groom & bride become husband & wife.
Rituals After (Marwadi shadi) Wedding
Leaving Marital House
Now after completing all above wedding rituals couple leave marital house of bride and moving towards marital house of groom to start a new life together.
When couple reach at groom’s marital house then family members of groom welcome newly wed couple.
This this post wedding ritual, all family members of groom are introduce to new member of the family.
All these are major Marwari wedding rituals, but there are some more wedding customs or rituals what people may follow according to their family traditions. So if you have recently attended any Marwaari wedding ceremony and saw any interesting custom then you can share that wedding custom with other readers by leaving your comment below.
Popular Marwari Wedding Food
Here is a list of some traditional Marwari marriage party food menu (Marwadi shadi menu).
This is most traditional Rajasthani dish. Bati is flour & rava sooji (semolina) made round shaped food which is served with special Rajasthani dal (beans curry)
Churma is traditional sweet dish which served with dal bati. This is prepared with wheat flour, ghee, sugar and dry fruit. You can see most of the Rajasthani old dishes are prepared in a way so that those dishes can be store at home for longer period and serve whenever want.
Kadhi is popular in North India also. This kadhi is prepared with besan (chick peas flour), dahi (curd) and many spices. Pakda can be added in kadhi. Generally onion pakoda is used in kadhi.
Dal tadka is another popular dish which is famous in Rajasthan, Delhi, UP, Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and some other states in India. Tadka means tempering which is added in dal and serve. Lahsun (garlic), lal mirch (Red chili) and ghee are used for tempering. It is very good with roti as well as rice.
Aloo (potato) with seasonal vegetable sabzi
Aloo with some other seasonal vegetables sabzi is favorite Rajasthani food. As Marwari wedding food are mostly vegetarian, so they they prefer such seasonal sabzi in menu.
Wheat flour made fried another delicious dish with stuffing of beans, spices, hing etc. Kachori also popular in various other parts of India.
Bajra methi ki poori
Bajra methi ki poori is popular in Rajasthan and Gujarat. By kneading wheat flour, fenugreek leaves (methi), ginger, garlic, coriander powder, dry mango powder and litle bit sugar, make dough, roll, give circular shape and fry in oil.
Gatte ki pulao
Vegetables are not available throughout the year in Rajasthan. It high scarcity of water, many dessert area. So people use such thing what can be store longer period or which is easily available there. That is why you can see besan or chick pea flour made items are used in various food. Gatta is also another besan made food. Besan and other ingredients are mixed and made dough and finally make small pieces of raw gatta which are boiled and deep fried in oil. Such gaata pieces are used to make pulao. This gatte ki pulao is very delicious and very popular in Rajasthan.
It is fusion of ker berry and sangri beans and some other common used spices. This ker sangri dish is preferred by Marwari people. You can often see this dish in Marwari wedding food menu.
Raita is very popular in Northern India and also in some western states of India. In Rajasthan it is also very popular. Its main ingredients are curd (dahi) & spices (coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, salt, black salt etc). Boondi, vegetables etc are added to make different types of raita.
Halwa is very common dessert in Marwaari wedding food menu. There some varieties in halwa, like Moong dal halwa, Badaam ka halwa etc.
It a traditional Rajasthani sweet dish. Not so popular in other states of India, except some neighboring states of Rajasthan. Main ingredients of this food are all purpose wheat flour, corn flour and sugar.
Though it is very popular in Rajasthan but it is not originated from there. It is very popular in many other states in India. This is made of all purpose flour and sugar syrup.
Jalebi is popular sweet dish in all over India. Very easy to make and delicious. It is also most available street sweet dish in many places of India.
These are the most famous and popular Marwari wedding food, there may be so many other foods in such wedding food menu. So if you attended any of such wedding ceremony in recent past then you can share some of those wedding foods which are not in this list. Marwaari people are mostly vegetarian, so they offer only vegetarian foods in their wedding reception party.
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