Post-wedding Rituals of Sikh Shaadi

Punjabi wedding traditions are a strong reflection of Punjabi culture with ritual, song, dance and food. Here is a list of Rituals performed after the Sikh Shaadi.

Vidaai – Vidaai marks the departure of the bride from her parental house. She throws a handful of rice over her shoulders in her family’s direction.  She is sent off in a decorated car /Doli to her husband’s home.

PaaniBharna– After the Doli arrives, the mother of the groom performs an arti of the bride and groom with a pitcher of water in her hand, which she circles 3 times around the bride and then offers it to her to drink.

MoohDikhai – The bride and the groom takes the blessings of the family. The bride is then seated and her veil is lifted for all of family and friends to see and shower their blessings.

Reception – A lavish reception party is thrown by the groom’s family in Honor of the newlyweds. It is an occasion of immense joy with meals and high-spirited music. PagPhera – The newlyweds return to the bride’s home after the day of the wedding. The groom and the bride are welcomed with a grand lunch. This marks the end of the wedding celebration.