South Indian Wedding Traditions: – The word South Indian is a broad term and it may refer to Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, or Malayalam. As the language differs their tradition and customs also differ to a great extent. The multi-cultural fare starts with bunches of plantain trees, fresh mango leaves and farm grown marigolds, embellished coconuts, brass lamps, temple bells also embellish as wedding décor.
The plush of Kanjeevaram sarees, the uniquely designed blouses, and the sweet temple jewelry are demure of the south Indian tradition. The muhurtham ceremony is usually conducted in the early morning session with the ritual proceedings as the alignment of starts and traditional calendars play a vital role.
These days’ people are ready to try various fusion weddings. You may expect the following traditions while attending south Indian weddings. The white shirt and the dhoti has its own elegant look, wake up early to witness the marriage, the pre-wedding and the follow-up rituals may take a long time, the rituals are pretty loud affairs accompanied with music, the food is served in a traditional banana leaf and it is supposedly consumed with the hand, there is a sequence of order to be followed right fro, eating to folding the leaf. Arranged marriage still very much exists in South India and if you are an eligible person be ready to find your suitable partner.