Kanyadaan – By Mangal Phera
The complex quality of an Indian Hindu marriage is seen from the way that there are numerous ceremonies performed by practices and psalms. Kanyadaan is additionally such a custom, which is separated from being imperative to the function, pulls at the enthusiastic string of the lady’s folks. This is the minute when their cherished little girl at long last has a place with her better half. Kanyadaan is
performed on the fundamental day capacity of the wedding, amid the mandap.
It is performed by the Father of the bride, wherein he entrusts his girl to the husband to be. In absence of the father, Kanyadaan is performed by an elderly relative or individual from the family. According to the practice, the father of the bride puts the right hand of hers over the right hand of the husband to be. After this, sacred water is poured on the palms of the couple while the minister discusses Vedic psalms.
To comprehend why kanyadaan is so candidly charged, it is vital to see how a father feels for his little girl. This is something that is not interesting to India, for it is a worldwide feeling that fathers have an uncommon bond to their little girls while the mother and child have a nearby holding. Indeed, even the most possessive and inflexible father is known to cool down under the sweet grin of his little girl. Fathers consider their daughters as the most prized belonging, and take extraordinary consideration in their childhood. They are likewise the ones who spoil every one of their desires, notwithstanding the reprimanding from the mother! So close is their bond that the considered simply giving her over to another person can be tragic. Be that as it may, it is an unavoidable truth that each Indian wedding must have a kanyadaan.
As the lucky man is thought to be Lord Vishnu at the season of the wedding, kanyadaan is the greatest offering that any guardian can ever make to the God. It is trusted that kanyadaan decontaminates the guardians’ of the lady of the hour of every one of their transgressions (even those that they may have conferred in their past births).
It is additionally a custom where it is focused for the husband to be that his lady of the hour is the most valuable “blessing” that he will ever get in his life, and he needs to respect her and value her moreover. The lucky man guarantees to deal with their little girl, for eternity.
Occurring just before the mangalpheras, amid this function, the father of the lady of the hour puts her right submit that of the groom’s, this is known as hastamilap. Alongside this, betel leaves, betel nut, blooms, dry organic products, conch, gold and cash are additionally set in their grasp. After this, sacred water or drain is poured over their palms, as the heavenly verses are being discussed by the minister.
Along these lines the father gives her girl as a blessing to the groom. According to convention, husband to be is viewed as a type of Lord Vishnu. Consequently, displaying him endowments is considered as the best respect for the guardians of the bride. Subsequently, they offer their little girl to the groom, who is their most loved blessing. As an image of acknowledgment, the husband to be touches the right shoulder of the lady of the hour, promising to deal with her and holding her obligation.
As rightly put by an anonymous poet:
कहते हैं- ज्ञानी-विद्वान ,
कर दो पीले, बेटी के हाथ ,
पूरे हो मन के, सब अरमान |
Though an emotional affair, we can’t overlook this one.
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