Arya Samaj Mandir Agra has many components and it is quite beautiful, specific and filled with chanting, Sanskrit blessings and ritual that is thousands of years old. In India, it can last weeks or days. In the West, it typically is at least two hours long. It is the role of the Hindu Priest or ‘Pandit’ to lead a couple and their families through the sacrament of marriage.
Arya Samaj Mandir Agra however, as an interfaith minister, I’ve had the good fortune of being called upon by Hindu brides and grooms and couples who love Hindu rituals, to incorporated some of the rites into non-denominational, interfaith or multi-faith ceremonies.
Arya Samaj Mandir Agra
Arya Samaj Mandir Agra An important aspect of the Hindu ceremony is to light a sacred fire, created from ‘ghee’ (clarified butter) and woolen wicks, to evoke the God, Agni (Fire God), to bear witness to the ceremony. The highlight is ‘Saptapadi’, also called the ‘Seven Steps’. Here in Arya Samaj MandirAgra, traditionally the bride’s sari is tied to the groom’s kurta, or a sari shawl might be draped from his shoulder to her sari. He leads, her pinky linked with his pinky, in seven steps around the fire, as the priest chants the seven blessings or vows for a strong union. With each step, they throw small bits of puffed rice into the fire, representing prosperity in their new life together.
This is considered the most important part of the ceremony at Arya Samaj Mandir Agra, it seals the bond forever. A nice way to adapt this into a creative, contemporary ceremony is to light a traditional fire, or use a candle, placed on a small table in front of the wedding altar. Bride and groom can be in tux and white dress as they take seven steps while seven blessings are spoken in English. Here at Arya Samaj Mandir Agra are Seven Blessings adapted from a Hindu ceremony.
Eligibility & Document Requirement
|Eligibility||(Boys should be above 21 years and girls above 18 year)|
|Affidavit||(Voter I.card, Driving Licence, Matriculation Certificate,) one of these|
|Age Proof||(Voter I.card, Driving Licence, Matriculation Certificate,) one of these|
|Residence Proof||((Voter I.card, Driving Licence, Matriculation Certificate, Passport) (one of these)|
|Witness||Two Witness With Voter I.card, Driving Licence, Passport,2 Passport size photo (one of these)|
|Photograph||(7-7 Passport size photo ) Boys & Girl both|
|Divorced||If any party is divorcee – Certified copy of Decree of Divorce granted by the Court|
|Death Certificate||If any party is widow / widower – Death Certificate of the dead spouse|
|Other Country||No Impediment Certificate / NOC from concerned Embassy and Valid VISA. Required for Only Other Country Marriage|
|Things||Mangalshutra, 2-Jaimala, 2kg Sweets|