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Weddings are an amalgamation of rituals, ceremonies and traditions. It is an occasion that serves as a visual treat for the eyes. Indian is a land of diversity and the richness of cultures has given rise to vibrant wedding traditions. The beauty of Indian weddings lies in its rituals and ceremonies. The scouting beautiful shots from the wedding albums make one drool over them. One such shot that enchants us with its charm is rituals from South Indian weddings. The wedding in South India bowls one over with their cultural and traditional richness. The brides dressed in rich outfits and adorned in lust-worthy temple jewellery make your heartthrob. One of the most beautiful south Indian rituals that enthral you is the ceremony of Mangala Snanam.
Mangalam Snanam is a traditional ceremony prevalent in Telugu weddings. It is the ritual of the ceremonial bath taken by the bride and groom before the wedding to sanctify them. The bath aims to purify the couple and prepare them for the sacred rites. In the ritual of Mangala Snanam, five Veda mantras are recited to sanctify the bride whilst preparing her for the subsequent stages of marriage. In the auspicious bath ritual, the sun god, water god and other gods are invoked to gear up the bride and bless her for harmonious married life ahead. Post the ritual of the holy bath the bride and the groom don the wedding outfits and embark for the other rituals.
The stunning aesthetics of the Mangala Snanam paired with the heartwarming over bursts of emotions make it a priceless moment worth the capture. The beauty of Mangala Snanam has garnered the attention of people which is why surreal photos from the ceremony are doing rounds on social media. These pictures of Mangala Snanam captured the rollercoaster of emotions and we just cannot help drooling over them. These pictures are surely going to make you crave for having the ceremony on your own d-day. Scroll down to get captivated by the stellar pictures of Mangala Snanam.
Here is a glimpse of the handpicked, full of life, fun-filled moments of the bride and groom from Mangala Snanam.
The groom is all smiling as he gets drenched with the auspicious bathwater.
The gleeful bride enjoying the ritual
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Drenching the bride with the auspiciousness of the holy water
The groom can’t help getting more bewildered over the ceremony
The joyful dance of the excited bride before the ceremony
Creating smiles: The smiling faces of the bride and her family having fun
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No more water, please
Bring it on! The family of the bride taking turns to drench her up
Splashhh! The happy and drenched bride.
The bride tries to dodge the splash but all in vain
The ceremonial splash getting the bride soaked
Spear me! Cries of groom go unheard as he gets drenched with the holy water
The bride is ready for more of splashing and drenching
The smiling face of the super excited groom
Splashhhhh….Dodge if you can!
Pots and urns all ready to drench the gentleman!
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The ceremonial dance of dodging
Beauty and the bath
The fun-filled auspicious bath session
The groom getting drenched in the waters of mellow
The whimsical smile of the bride giving a glimpse of her excitement
Enjoying the flowers, water and everything so yellow. Le belle drenched in the colours of mellow.
The shout of joy
Cuteness overloaded. The adorable expressions of the bride capture the hearts.
The adorable bride having fun at the ceremony
Happiness overloaded, capturing the joy on the face of the bride
The cheerful bride enjoying the bath
The happy bride enjoying the pampering session
The bride enjoying the indulgent luxurious milk bath session
The splashes of joy creating smiles around.
Loved the ritual? Do tell us in the comments below about which shot you liked the most!
By Payal Shivdasani | 31 Jan, 2020
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