Post-Marriage Ritual

The Chumawan ceremony is performed after completion of the marriage procedures. Five married women from the bride’s family, whose husbands are alive, perform the Chumawan ceremony for both the Dulha (bridegroom) and Dulhan (bride). During the ceremony, both the bride and the bridegroom are blessed with rice. It is performed to signify the release of the couple from the place of ritual.

A Social Milieu

After the ceremony, the couple gathers at a social hall, to the accompaniment of hit numbers from cine films. Friends and family congratulate, gift and take photographs along with the couple. All the guests are received with sweetmeats and offered dinner at night. There is a lot of joy and happiness during the occasion. The couple is basically seated at the Kohbar or inner chamber at the bride’s place, which is specially decorated for the occasion.

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