Nairs are mainly Malyalee and they belong to Kerala. They take up the wedding in the simple way. You will see that there are so many rituals and customs in these weddings. But the point is that, do we really need to understand the rituals and customs. Well, it is not compulsory. But if you try to take a close looks at Nair matrimony you will realize that knowing the customs and understanding them would be a very good thing as in you will be in the position to gain enough of knowledge.
The customs and traditions in Nair weddings
In Nair weddings you will see that the wedding ceremony may take place at the temple or some convention center near the temple. Some people even hold the wedding at the bride’s ancestral place. Now, there are many rituals that would come into picture. There would be few things that would be taken up at the wedding and some before the wedding. Thus, there are many pre-wedding and wedding rituals that you would come across.
The ceremonies would start when the boy and the girl would meet and like each other. There would be matching of horoscopes and if things are fixed then there would be announcement of engagement ceremony. Once that is done, you will see that the shopping would start. The bride’s family would have to do lots of preparations. Also, the groom’s family has to buy things for the bride. This would include sari, jewelry and so on.
There is blessing ceremony that takes place a few days before the wedding at the bride’s place. This is because, the bride would now leave her home and thus this would be a good opportunity for her to spend time with her family members. The blessing ceremony would include all the elders coming home and blessing the bride for a good and successful married life.
Of course, there would be ceremonies like haldi, mehendi etc. These wedding ceremonies are really quite amazing and there would be fun filled environment in the home. They take up the wedding in the banquet halls or at some good destination. With the changing times you will see that even the Nair matrimony is changing.
But the rituals are still quite authentic and the food that they serve is also awesome. If you have attended a Nair wedding till date then you would know as to what things they celebrate. If you have not attended and if you get a chance to attend it once then go ahead and attend this wedding once as it is fun filled and full of customs. It is fun to even know about the rituals as it would represent the culture that is quite rich.
Some people even hold the wedding at the bride’s ancestral place. Now, there are many rituals that would come into picture. There would be few things that would be taken up at the wedding and some before the wedding. Thus, there are many pre-wedding and wedding rituals that you would come across.