sikh marriage part 1
Preparations at Home
If Sri Guru Granth Sahib is installed at home, it is usually kept in a separate room out of reverence and respect. Any religious ceremonies at home center around Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
The family reads Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the morning before departing. Here the grooms mother performs the duties.
Receiving the ceremonial sword for the day from his uncle.
Everyone performs Ardas the common Sikh prayer.
Bowing down before
Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Receiving a mouthfull of traditional
sweets from his mother.
Departure of the Braat
Close family and friends are invited to the house to depart together for the Gurdwara. Everyone receives tea and snacks before departing.
The groom and his nephews in the car.
The children playing basketball in the front yard.
Getting last minute advice from family members.
The family departs singing traditional wedding songs.
Arrival at the Gurdwara
Keeping an old Sikh tradition alive the groom has arranged to arrive by horseback for the meeting of the families.
The groom and his nephews
approach the Gurdwara.
In the Gurdwara parking lot the groom mounts his horse.
The bride's family and friends await the arrival of the groom.
The ragis perform kirtan
as the two families meet.
The Braat approach the brides family outside the Gurdwara