A Marathi Wedding

Just came back from a marathi wedding. :~

The aim is “to tie a knot” but still so many different styles are followed. Something similar to what we wear – the sole purpose is to hide body parts (but somehow they are more exposed nowadays) but still so many different wears are there in market. :D

Chalo chaado jee …. :)
This was more of a silent wedding, as compared to all pompous, show off in north for which I’m usually a part of .
The groom was all dressed in sherwani rode a “rath” and not “godhi”(horse), yup we did show ours “free style dancing skills over there”. At our place, its like at least half an hour of dance on road is must with all dhol-baje-nagada, but here it was merely 5 mins. :~

At the dwar(door) , after the tilak and all, bride came and then they went together till stage. Then they were standing opposite to each other but a “parda” was kept to obstruct there views. It was a big hall with a small stage , all people were seated neatly. That was a real surprise for me as at our place, nobody would be sitting, all will form a cluster here and there and would be busy chatting. Some elders from girls side would actually talk about groom-

hmmmm theek hain, thodi height kum hain,
array thoda savla(dark complexion) hain!!
Arrey iski baat mere didi kii bhatjee se bhi chali thi par unko pasand nahi aaya….

Finally, we heard some mantras and there was this pandit jee chanted mantras loudly on mike , people sitting there threw rice each time he completed one mantra, which actually resulted in rice on the person sitting in front of them as all were at a distant. As I was standing and my hairs are quite curly, I had rice hanging here and there all over my head. Finally, as soon as the mantras were finished and parda was removed and it was the moment for groom and bride to exchange garlands, all in hall stood up and looked for EXIT. I was surprised what happened suddenly, was there a bomb call or someone screaming snake snake!!! One of my friend told me that they are going out for lunch!!!

Then we also ran for the same, food was arranged in plates beforehand as they might be aware of how people would rush.
And “Bhooke logon ko sambhalna is not possible”. (Hungry people are impossible to be handled). :P

Food was tasty and simple, no tam-jham in that’s as well. All that is needed was there, sweets, puri, paneer, daal-chwaal… everything, but was confusing as each time a person came to serve us and would speak in marathi, and by the time I understood of what he was saying he left :(

Finally, after that we went to wish the couple, who were busy with some more rituals and only some near and dear ones were near them.

And then we were out of the place, coming back to office :(

Keep Faith
Chakoli :)

15 comments:

Amit 2.0 said...

loved this one..
"Arrey iski baat mere didi kii bhatjee se bhi chali thi par unko pasand nahi aaya…."
:D...

Chakoli said...

@Amit:))


hehhehehhee...
yup all thata"chit chat" is funny:)

Scribblers Inc said...

the great Indian wedding...always a new flavor!!:)

Scribblers Inc.

vijay said...

yups ,
thats the maharashtrian way & culture.
Usually they make u sit in rows along loooooooooooooong tables, this is called Pangat, T then start serving u. salt, piece of nimbu, chutney, then bhaji(in qty = chatney) then puri & the stuff

thats the tradition here :))
& while u eat, they wud come & say - sawkash hou dya :D:D

vs

Vrij said...

Running after food.. that happens always... as if thats the only thing people come for.

~ ॐ ~ said...

mujhe to pehle hi pata thaa in dono ka koi chakkar hai... isliye maine apne jijaki ki choti behen ki nanad ki badi behen ki choti beti se inki baat nahin chalai...

waise to hazaron mein ek hai wo ladki... jahan bhi jayegi.. ghar ko swarg kar degi...

Aaarti said...

Fun experience... no wonder i love going for friend's weddings than family.... :D

vimmuuu said...

North Indian weddings are actually fun. We (in Kerala) adopt the Maggi technique of two-minute wedding and its so boring. After the ritual, its photograph time and everythings over ! I have been to marathi, maarwadi, bengali, gujju weddings and I must admit,I had a superb time !

Ashu'z said...

marathi weddings are one of the most boring weddings and in pune they are shortest ones....everything ends up in half a day....kya maja he aisi shadi karne me.......

~mE said...

:)

Nirmal said...

hehehe....

wedding...food.wah wah..

Solitaire said...

How interesting!!

homecooked said...

I remember all the Marathi weddings I attended. The food is usually the highlight for me. They have such amazing simple food!

Ankur said...

hehe.. marathi wedding...

i love north indian weddings, gana bajana for 3 days.. it rocks!!!

not that i dont like others!! :D

but i love it my way!!! :D
hehe...

Cheers!!

P.S. Sorry to be too late to comment nowdays coz i m becoming too busy with god knows wat!!! :P

Blogman said...

Short and sweet wedding. No point in tiring the couple by whole day rituals so that they have no strength to do post-wedding rituals. :)

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