Marriage

Marriage
In Hindu dharma, marriage is viewed as a sacrament and not a contract. Hindu marriage is a life-long commitment of one wife and one husband, and is the strongest social bond that takes place between a man and a woman. Grahastha Ashram (the householder stage), the second of the four stages of life begins when a man and a woman marry and start a household. For a Hindu, marriage is the only way to continue the family and thereby repay his debt to his/her ancestors. In Hindu view, marriage is not a concession to human weakness, but a means for spiritual growth. Man and woman are soul mates who, through the institution of marriage, can direct the energy associated with their individual instincts and passion into the progress of their souls.

Marriage

ItemQuantity
Turmeric powder1 Packet
Kumkum1 Packet
Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste1 Packet
Agarbatthi1 Packet
Camphor1 Packet
Betel leaves15
Betel Nuts1 small packet
Flowers2 Bouquets
Bananas and 5 Variety of fruitsFew of each kind
Coconuts5
Rice1 pounds
Honey1 Bottle (small)
Rice1 pounds
Aluminum baking trays (medium size)2
Ghee1 pound
Dry coconut4
Fire wood chips1 Packet
Havan samagri1 Packet
Paddy Puffed Rice50 gms
Deepam (Lamps)1
Bell1
Pancha Patram and Udharani or Unused Cup and spoon1
Kalasam1
Mango Leaves1 Packet
Saffron, Cloves, Cardamom and Pachha karpooramSmall quantities for Kalasam
Aarathi Plate1
Trays for fruits and flowers5
Dry fruits like Almonds, Cashews, Raisins, Dates etc 1 small Packet of  each kind
NaivedyamRava kesari, and/ or

Sweet  Pongal

SweetsAny sweets  as per their regional practices
Quarters40
GarlandsBig Size: 2

Medium Size: 2

New DressFor couple
Mangala Sutra/Thali/ MangalyamAs per their regional tradition.
Wedding RingsAs per their regional tradition.
Toe rings (silver)As per their regional tradition.