Jain wedding ceremony
Like other Indian communities, the Jain community holds the institution of marriage in great regard. The Jain community does not believe in wasting time and money over the pomp and show of marriage as they regard it much more than a worldly affair. So, a Jain wedding is simple and sober with no extravaganza. The Jain wedding is more ritualistic and traditional. Several pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding rituals are done to solemnize the marriage.
Pre-wedding rituals like Laghana Lekhan, Lagna Patrika Vachan and Sagai take place before the actual wedding ceremony. A Jain wedding ceremony is incomplete without a grand public proclamation of the intention of the prospective bride and grooms to live together for their entire life. The most prominent features of a Jain wedding ceremony are Phere, Kanyavaran, Havan and Granthi Bandhan. After these four rituals, the wedding of the couple is said to have been fully solemnized. Once the wedding ceremony is over, the Ashirvada ceremony to bless the newly wed cou