Indian baby traditions

Rituals at the Birth of a Child

Jata-karma After the birth of a child for ten days the occupants of the home should not meet with anyone because they are dirty. On the eleventh day, Brahman Purohita comes to the house. The mother with the baby stands on something like a platform made of earth, erected in the middle of the house. […]

Indian wedding traditions


The Indian wedding lasts five days. The first day is called “muhurta”. Women clean and decorate the pandala. Guests decorate their foreheads with akshatas and sandalwood, smear their heads with sesame oil and wash themselves. The priest prays to all the deities. The newlyweds sit with their parents in the center of the pandala. The […]

Wedding preparation India

Wedding Preparation

As soon as they find a suitable girl for their son’s husband, the boy’s parents go to the bride’s parents to arrange the wedding day. They take with them a new cloth for women’s clothes, coke, bananas, cinnabar and sandalwood powder. Along the way, they are constantly looking for bad omens, and if they find […]