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5 Reasons To Get Married In Nepal- Advice For Foreigners
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Most foreigners visit Nepal to marry a typical Hindu style. Hindu weddings are known for their historical and cultural significance, as well as extravagant meetings and decorations.

The ritual performed on Hindu Vedas is considered an important part of human life, therefore, the ceremony is celebrated with much admiration and passion in the Hindu society. Following in the footsteps of South Asian counterparts, foreigners can enjoy the same exuberant marriage ceremonies for themselves.

Hindu weddings

Hindu wedding (Sanskrit: विवाह) is known as Vivah Sanskar. A lavish can ceremony lasts several days along with processions held before the day of marriage. Fire is considered the main witness in Hindu marriages, therefore, the bride and groom get married in front of a bonfire.

In India, the wedding is divided into 3 parts;

➡️ Kanyadaan
➡️ Panigrahana
➡️ Saptapadi
➡️ Heena in the palms

Palm of the bride decorated with henna during the wedding

Kanyadaan is the initial ritual performed by the father of the bride. He brings the bride to the groom and offers his hand to hers. Panigrahana is the ritual as a symbol of their imminent marriage union, and the groom announces his acceptance of responsibility to four deities. Saptapadi is the most important and definitive ritual of marriage. The couple takes seven rounds around the sacred fire. Each circle compromised around the sacred fire represents a special vow.

In Nepal, the wedding includes 6 different steps. Citizens of the United States are required to obtain a special permit from the Government of Nepal to get married in Nepal >> United States Embassy Notice

5 Reasons To Get Married In Nepal

#1 Taste of Nepal Culture

Sel Roti, a delicacy from Nepal preferred during auspicious occasions

Marrying In Nepal can offer the authentic taste of Nepali culture and lifestyle. From the haute couture of the wedding to the daily meals, everything is inspired by the homes of Nepal. You can follow the whole procession in Nepalese style.

#2 Fantasy-Filled Honeymoon In Nepal

good spot at pokhara: World Peace Pagoda

A great advantage of getting married in Nepal is, you can spend quality time on honeymoon in Nepal. You can consider taking a short trip to scenic places in Nepal or taking excursions and safaris. A cheaper and convenient travel destination, Nepal can be a great place to spend time alone with your loved ones.

#3 Wedding Ceremony Music

Panche Baja-Ancient Nepali musical instruments

Nepal or Panche Baja wedding music is a combination of 5 traditional musical instruments usually played during weddings, which includes; cymbals, drums, small and large toms, trumpets and popular oboe. Play Panche Baja adds charm to Nepal weddings.

#4 The Stripes & Astrology

Stars and astrology

Astrological signs are taken into account when deciding a marriage in Hindu society.

The position of the astrological signs, both of the couple determines the time and date of marriage, as well as the future coming of the nuptials.

#5 Vedic Rituals

Hindu lamp or Diyo

Hindu marriages are bound by Vedic rituals. Each process means Vedic importance. From the mantra sung to the commitment of marriage, everything is planned and revered.

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