Interesting Indian Marriage Myths That Are True

A well-decorated mandap, bright lights, tasty food, loud music, the sounds of Dhol are the ingredients of a big fat Indian marriage. An Indian wedding is no less than a festival and is a unique mix of cultures and traditions. In this grand affair, a lot of myths and superstitions come into play which continue to be followed. 

The darker the Mehendi, the deeper the love

We all have heard from our grandmothers and our aunties that the darker the color of the mehndi of the bride, the stronger her marriage will be. We have also heard that if the mehndi lasts longer in the hands of the bride than her groom, she will get lots of love from her in-laws. So, we add making our mehndi darker to the list of our wedding goals.

But if your mehndi doesn’t turn out to be of the color that you wanted, do not fret, a marriage is based on love, and the color of your mehndi doesn’t play a big part in how your marriage will turn out.

The Kalire tradition

In the North Indian customs, brides wear a bridal Chura on which their family and friends tie Kalire. The significance is to provide good wishes to the bride and to remind her of her cousins and friends whom she is going to leave behind when she gets married. You must have heard that the bride-to-be shakes her hands over the heads of unmarried girls, and whoever the Kalire falls on will be the next one to get married.

Shedding tears

In our Indian wedding culture, crying on the farewell is considered to be a good sign and symbolizes that you won’t have to cry after this day and you’re leaving all your sorrows behind before entering your new life. No matter, we wouldn’t want you to spoil your makeup, we suggest you wear waterproof mascara.

No black or white

In an Indian wedding, wearing black or white color to the wedding is frowned upon. Black and white colors are considered the colors of mourning and are considered unlucky.

Many modern brides are now opting for wedding outfits in different shades of black and white with different colored embroidery and borders. But neither completely white nor completely black outfits should be worn by the bride, groom, or even the attendees.

An Indian marriage is a grand affair and we all know how we Indians are big on keeping all that is evil and unlucky away from our festivities so we’ll do anything to keep the ‘Buri Nazar’ as far away as possible. 

Looking in the mirror

It is believed that the bride should only look at the mirror once she is entirely ready and not look again. It is considered a bad omen for the bride to look at her reflection in the mirror more than once.

We know that you’ve spent hours sitting and getting ready for the most special day of your life, so don’t worry about bad luck and adore your bridal beauty in front of a mirror.