Asian Expedition is not only specialized in adventurous activities like trekking, mountaineering, expedition and sightseeing, the agency also takes its pride in arranging Nepali Marriage Ceremony for the foreign couples. “Nepali Marriage Carnival” is a special package that we have set specially for the foreign couples. In this carnival, the couples can tie their nuts in Nepali system. Nepali marriage system is unique and rich in itself. Celebrating this carnival is to taste Nepali culture, especially matrimonial system. So participate in this carnival and feel the difference forever!! Asian expedition has a special wedding package for foreign couple willing to marry a Nepalese way.
This program is specially designed for the foreign couples willing to experience or follow Nepali marriage system. We have different marriage system in Nepal. Generally Hindu and Buddhist are more practiced marriage traditions of Nepal. In addition, Newari marriage system which is specially practiced in Kathmandu valley is popular among Newar ethnic community. Foreign couple, willing to get married in Nepal, can choose any of them. We are there for the complete arrangement.
Music is an essential part of marriage. Nepalese bride dresses in the bridal color of red and is bejeweled with gold and precious gems. Traditionally, the bride and groom are escorted to the marriage venue. This red color on the woman’s forehead differentiates whether she is married or not. The bride and groom by tradition are always carried either in a wooden casket or by horse. The wedding procedure usually begins with an arrangement of a boy and a girl with comparable backgrounds; often with the help of a priest who are well known as matchmaker. One of the important events in our traditional wedding is that the groom puts a pinch of red-coloured powder on the bride’s forehead. It is not normal practice for families in Nepal who are arrange marriages to force their progeny to marry someone that they do not wish to marry. As mention earlier, wedding society in Nepal, according to cultural groups and caste we have try to cover all mainly all diverse tradition, very simple for very rich in society.
Traditional Buddhist Marriages:
The Buddhist marriage ceremonies are organized at monastery. Both bridge and groom wore traditional wedding costumes. Lama (like Pandit in Hinduism) does all rituals to sanction the wedding. Environment of Monastery is made pleasant by lighting butter lamps. Traditional music is played during the wedding day. The new generations have started playing modern songs and music to celebrate wedding.
Traditional Hindu Marriages:
This marriage system is being practiced by Hindu people since ancient time. According to this system, astrologers (Jyotis) decide an auspicious date which falls in the special months of a year. Generally dates are decided for 3rd week of January to 2nd week of March, Mid-April to Mid-June and 3rd week of November to 3rd week of December. Hindu marriages are performed in accordance with the Vedas. Vedas are thousands of years old holy scriptures of Hindu Religion that is considered to own the essence of Hinduism. During the ceremony, marriage Venue is decorated with colorful flowers and lights. Bridal color is red. Bride is beautifully made up with much jewelry and decorated net covering her head.
According to Hinduism, couple once married is tied for seven rebirths. There is no provision of divorce in this marriage system if anybody does that is regarded as a great sin. Nepalese marriage system is unique and rich in culture which completes after a long spiritual process.
The distinct feature of Hindu marriage is that it takes place on the earth under a canopy, (made with sacred plants, threads, cereals and other holy things) with sacred fire at center which is known as Bibaha Mandap. The Bridegroom arrives with a carnival (Janti) and musical team (popularly used are Panche baja or Band Baja). Music makes the ceremony lovely and charming. The Pandit (preist) suggests the marrying couple to undergo various rituals together in the Mandap. The main ritual of the ceremony is Kanyadan (handing over of bride to groom by her parents) and Sindurarpan (Offering Red Sindur on brides head by groom). All this procedure is performed at bride’s place/home. After completing the ceremony, the bridegroom’s carnival takes bride to his place. In the past wooden box was used to carry the bride which now a days is replaced by cars.
Suggested places For Wedding:
01: Kavre Birta Deurali – Kalidevi [09 days]
02:Kavre Dhulikhel,Panauti,Chandesori,Palanchok Temple [09 days]
03: Pasupatinath Temple [07 days]
04:Kapan Buddist Monastry [07 days]
05:Gujeshwari Temple [07 days]
06: Balaju Water Garden [07 days]
07:Dakshinkali Temple [07 days]
08:Bhadrakali Temple [07 days]
09:Bindhabasini Temple [07 days]
10:Namobuddha Buddist Monastry. [07 days]
11: Kapan,Swayambhunath and Boudhanath Buddist Monastry. [07 days]