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The baraat is led by this decorated vehicle, which is loaded with a band and speakers to broadcast the sound. A singer performs traditional songs, leading the groom’s family as they dance, clap, and cheer on the way to the wedding hall.
A veil of flowers (sehra) covers the groom’s eyes until he meets his bride under the wedding canopy (mandap).
The family prepares their home with fresh flowers, garlands, and lights in the week before a wedding. Guests are welcomed warmly, greeted with gifts and invited to share tea and snacks. The wedding week is an amazing event, with the immediate family coordinating social events and sacred rituals that include the wide community of family and friends. Everyone enjoys a celebration filled with food, music, dancing, and elaborate rituals.
Mehndi is a henna paste that is typically applied to the hands and feet of women before a special event, such as a wedding. It is a custom practiced in India, Pakistan, Persia, and other Middle-Eastern countries. In some areas, men also adorn their bodies with mehndi but this is not common. The red color that appears in the hours or days after application signifies shakti, or the essential divine feminine energy.