• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Hindu marriage ceremony

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

MARRIAGE CEREMONIES 1. HINDUISM - ARRANGED MARRIAGES, RAMA AND SITA, THE WEDDING Arranged marriages Many Hindus follow the traditional custom of arranged marriages. Parents believe that it is their Dharma to find a suitable marriage partner. They take into account: - caste - horoscope - occupation In arranged marriages, the couple see each other for the first time. In assisted marriages, the parents still help to choose a marriage partner, but the child is more involved. Also the child and the partner see and get to know each other before the wedding. These marriages are good because the parents are likely to know their child well as well as the partner's family. These marriages are bad because the child may want to marry someone else and may not like the family. ...read more.

Middle

His brother came with him as well - One day Sita asked for a deer from Rama. Rama needed Lakshman's help, so Lakshman drew a circle of protection around Sita and went. - After a while a beggar came and asked Sita for some water. As it was her duty, she stepped out of the circle to give some water to the beggar. The beggar showed he was Ravana and took Sita to Lanka. - Hunuman and Jatayu the eagle helped find Sita and after a long battle Sita was rescued and Ravana was destroyed. - Rama and Sita came home as the new King and Queen. Sita stepped through a circle of fire to prove she was still loyal to her husband. ...read more.

Conclusion

Father of the bride places his hand the hand of the groom 3. Gifts are exchanged 4. sacred fire is prepared 5. The bride are groom wear coloured paste 6. The bride may wear a tilak to show she is married from then on. 7. The priest says prayers and the bride and groom repeat them 8. Offerings of ghee and grains are placed into the fire. 9. The bride and groom are joined with a knot to show they are united. 10. They take the seven steps - strength, health, happiness, children, enjoyment of pleasures. 11. They give each other a sweet to represent the sweetness of the union. Symbols are - Sweets - union Fire - Agni Sacred knot - joined together Sindoor - only bride Tilak - married from then on Jewellery - perfect wife 7 steps - prayers for good marriage ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Hinduism section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Hinduism essays

  1. An elaborate ceremony I have been to - A Hindu Wedding

    In India the actual wedding ceremony would commonly take place at the brides house, but in Britain the bride's local hall or temple would be hired for the ceremony. The place at which the wedding would take place would not affect any of the rituals.

  2. Hindu Marriage

    He welcomes the groom to offer what he owns to the fire whilst prayers are said. The bride shares in this act by touching his shoulder. The bridegroom stands facing west and the bride sits in front of him facing east.

  1. Did Gandhi's influence help to achieve Indian Independence quicker or did he hinder it?

    All this means complete disorganisation and chaos. What the consequences of this may be, I shudder to contemplate...." -Mohammad Ali Jinnah in a letter of resignation- 8 Many historians still have the same view on Gandhi as Jinnah did whilst others were in favour of his methods and tactics. The argument for and against Gandhi is strong.

  2. Hinduism and Marriage.

    These problems are more acute in the rural areas compared to the urban areas and metropolitan cities. Much depends upon the family background. If parents are educated and enlightened on both sides, things would be easier for the children, who get involved in unconventional relationships.

  1. Describe a Hindu marriage service.

    At the end of each round of nuptial fire, both the bride and the groom step on a stone and offer a prayer for their mutual love to be firm and steadfast like the stone. The bridegroom says the words while the bride stands up: "Come, beautiful one."

  2. Attacks on religious minotirties in Bangaladesh

    Besides, there is also a general perception among the minorities that the media is not sensitive to their plight, consequently their actual condition remains concealed. This report on violation is divided into two main sections. The first concerns the violation that has generally been taking place and the second focuses on pre-and post-election violence.

  1. Describe Hindu belief in respect for all living creatures.

    The individual atman is the same as the atman within the universe itself. (a)(ii) Analyse and explain the role of non-violence in the life of M K Gandhi. Mohandas Gandhi was one of the most famous leaders of the first non-violent movement who opposed the British rule in India during the twentieth century.

  2. Describe a visit to a Hindu place of pilgrimage, explaining its importance to believers.

    Some shrines are high up in the Himalayan foothills about 10,000ft (3000 meters) above sea level. There are literally thousands of temples all over India but the following shrines are really important as well as popular places of pilgrimage. The famous centers of pilgrimage: Varanasi Hardwar Vrindaban Rameashwaram Trimbak SHRINES

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work