Post wedding functions
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India wedding ceremonies do not end as the nuptial knot has been tied. Marriage is just the starting of another series of rituals known as the post wedding functions. There are many intriguing functions post-marriage throughout the ethnic belt of India.

As the wedding ceremony concludes, we observe the liturgy of Vidaai. It is an emotional occasion as the bride says her final goodbyes to her parents and loved ones. This ritual is called as Rukhsati in Muslim marriages. Usually, the bride throws rice grains behind her as she moves on with her groom to the car.

Sometimes a ritual named Pilucinchnanu is performed as the priest reads some simple mantras and asks the coconut to be broken in front of the car in which the newly married couple would leave.

Once the newly-wed reach at groom’s place; the bride is welcomed by her mother-in-law with aarti. The bride then enters by kicking a pot filed with rice grains. The bride is considered as Goddess Lakhshmi. This ceremony is called Grah pravesh. In other cases, the groom’s sister might stop the couple at the entrance and may let them enter only if they give her some gift or Shagun. This is called Dwar Rokai

The ceremony of Mooh Dikhai of the bride is followed in order to introduce the bride to each member of the family. The member give the bride gifts after bring introduced to her. The same tradition is called Dira Gaman in Bengali and Pagelagni in marwadi. As the ceremony concludes, the veil can be removed.

The introduction is proceeded by a welcome party given in honor of the bride from groom’s side. It is called Basar ghar, here the entire family sits together with the couple and dines. This ceremony is called Valima in Indian Muslim marriages.

A very homely ceremony called by the name of Bou bhat is observed as one of the Bengali post wedding functions. It is the occasion when the bride prepares and serves her first meal for her new family. This tradition is eyed in other Indian weddings too by other names.