The Wedding rings and Diamond

The Wedding rings and Diamond

Wedding rings are the most important ornament of a wedding. The ceremony of wearing a wedding ring dates 11th century in the western culture. In India it has been much older, we have read stories were rings have been exchanged between couples as a sign of love. Traditionally, the wedding ring is presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective spouse while he proposes marriage or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal thus, represents a formal agreement to future marriage. The wedding ring is worn on the wedding day in the western culture and on the engagement ceremony in the Indian culture. The ring so worn not only depicts the love of his or her better half but also that the person is booked and hence not available for further affairs.

Ring finger- is also known as the magical figure in some ancient culture, while the others call it a nameless finger (Anamika-in Sanskrit). The wedding ring is worn in this finger because the vein in this finger, called (Vena Amoris) as said to be directly connected to the heart, a symbol of love.

Initially wedding rings were like bands a circle which showed a never ending cycle of love for each other and then came the stone on top of that circle to make that band more beautiful.

In the wedding rings 18 carat gold is preferred but, common metal types such as goldplatinumtitaniumsilver and stainless steel are also used for engagement rings. This allows for the bride-to-be to exert her own individual style into the ring in a simplistic manner. Now a day’s Brides are very conscious and particular about their wedding rings because not only they wear the ring throughout their lives but also because it has become a sign of their spouse wealth. The size of diamond in a bride’s wedding band depicts the worth of her husband’s wealth this tradition is actually very old. In older times, the wedding rings were not only a sign of love, but were also linked to the bestowal of ‘earnest money’.

Diamonds have been chosen as the stone in the wedding ring because they are said to last forever. A compressed compound of carbon diamond has an extremely long life. This particular feature of a long life gives diamond a place in the wedding ring. The value of diamond in the wedding ring ranges from some thousands to crores of rupees depending upon individuals.

Anchal Jain

Importance of marriage in Indian Culture

 

India is a nation with vast and ancient traditions. The country blossoms with an extensive numbers of colorful culture, languages, communities and tribes. India gives great significance to the tradition of marriage. Indian Marriages are always celebrated with great happiness and enthusiasm. Marriages in India are the most memorable event of one’s life. The Indian culture has never been rigid and that’s why it’s surviving with pride in the modern era. It timely imbibes the qualities of various other cultures and comes out as a contemporary and acceptable tradition. That is what unique about the Indian culture..it moves on with the time
Indian marriages are performed with great purity and making couple to learn the true meanings of being together. Marriage is also the only relationship, which connects the married couple for the life time. The most important thing in one’s life is to marry at right age, with the right person.
The most difficult task is to find the right person to marry and Indian people spend large amount of time for the matrimonial search. Nowadays love marriages have made easy for the parents to search an online matrimonial site. As now boys and girls find their own life partners and parents are left with the task of showering their love and blessings on their children for their happy married life. In India new concept of love marriage is introduced. It has brought a new revolutionary change in the thought process of the Indians. Now Indian marriages are of more effervescent and exaggerated, due to the participation of the young minds. But in case of the arrange marriages, the process remains the same. The matrimonial search for the potential Indian bride and groom has to go a number of phases.
Parents, friends, relatives of the particular bride or groom really have to do a proper research work before forming a grouping with the other family members. There are various different ways for matrimonial search in India. It sometimes, becomes very complicated to find a perfect match for the potential Indian bride or India groom. But with the origination of internet, it has become far easier to search an Indian groom or bride for marriage.
The Indian culture has never been rigid and that’s why it’s surviving with pride in the modern era. It timely imbibes the qualities of various other cultures and comes out as a contemporary and acceptable tradition. That is what unique about the Indian culture..it moves on with the time.

– SANJAY SINGH CHAHAR

Marriages made in Heaven but arranged by us


It is said that marriages are made in heaven but are arranged on Earth. Marriage is an important part in one’s life. In India Marriage is treated as an alliance between two families rather than a union between two individuals.  Indian Marriages are no less than a festival and are celebrated with pomp and grandeur.

 

 It starts with the match making process where parents look for suitable match for their children. In earlier period this work   ( of Matchmaking )  was performed by family friends or distant relatives but now things are changed. Nowadays  people prefer newspapers or websites but the point is whom to Trust? Whether the information provided is authentic or not?

The solution to all these problems is provided by our Company Ultra Rich Weddings Pvt Ltd. We provide numerous services for the Ultra rich people which include Match Making, Wedding Arrangements, Printing of Wedding Cards, Honeymoon Packages, After Marriage services. We take all the efforts needed to make a Wedding special. Anybody interested can register on our Website and start looking for suitable matches, This experience  is enhanced by providing video chats on our website and a meeting could be also arranged from our side for the interested parties. Thereafter we make arrangements for wedding which includes printing of designer wedding Cards, deciding upon exotic locations which will make wedding a memorable experience for bride and groom. We then offer Honeymoon Packages suiting to our clients needs and our work doesn’t stops over here, we also provide after marriage services which include sending gifts on our client’s first wedding anniversary.

Thus, we provide an one end solution to all your problem.

Komal Shahani

Watches for an Ultra Rich Wedding

Watches have always been the most important thing that a person should have to keep a track of the time he is spending on doing any XYZ thing. Watches have emerged starting from the pocket watches which were very much popular during the 1920,s and were mostly found in the pockets of Businessman, Sailors, people in Navy and such high posts. We today get a glimpses of such antique pieces famous today as well and recent trend of change in style statement via Watches. There are a lot of wealthy folks out there who love to keep a collection of exotic and unbelievably expensive time pieces. Below are a few watches one would love to have in their Wrists.

1. Brequet Pocket Watch 1907/BA12($734000)– 

This is a 18 karat captivating having hand engraved and a hand wound movement with a two way rotating crown. It also has a Silver gold dial and a grand strike. This classic piece can be yours at a cost of $734000 US. It occupies the 5th spot

2. Blancpain 1735,Grandce complication ($800000)-

The art of the way this piece is been made is a pure depiction of how a watch is made traditionally. The main feature of this watch is that it has a 1735 caliber with an approx. 80 hour power reservoir. It has more than 700 parts and 44 jewels. The perpetual calendar mechanism displays day of the week, date, month, and leap year.

3. Louis Moinet Magistralis-($840000)-

A 18 karat magnificent piece has features like mono pusher chronograph and a perpetual calendar. There are central chronograph seconds complemented by a 30-minute chronograph counter incorporated into a month sub-dial at 12 o’clock. A date sub-dial at 3 o’clock is accompanied by a day-of-the-week sub-dial at 9 o’clock. The moon phase consists of a rare Dhofar 459 lunar meteorite, a real piece of Moon that felt on Earth.

4.     Hublot Black Caviar Bang ($ 1 million)

 This is the one made entirely from ceramic material, 30% lighter then the normal steel been used in the watch, 100% scratchproof, 100% anti-allergic and rust proof. It consists of precious diamonds in it which are cut with very precision.

 

5.  201 Karat  Chopard-( $25 million)

Worth 25 million $ , this is the most expensive watch in the world. The watch featured here consists of 3 heart –shaped diamonds, the pink one weighs 15 carats, blue one weighs 12 carats and the white weighs 11 carats. This piece are made to be in a bracelet clustered with white and pear shaped diamonds with a yellow diamond standing up in the center. The total weight of white and yellow carat is 163 carats while toe total weight of the cart is 201 carats. The Chopard is without a doubt at the top of the most expensive watches.

– Harsh Golani

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THE SEVEN VOWS OF MARRIAGE

The seven pheras or ‘saat fere’ is one of the most important wedding rituals of Hindu weddings and are the seven sacred vows the wedded couple makes to each other and to God. Also known as ‘satpadi’ this ceremony entails the couple walking around the holy fire seven times, each step representing a different wedding vow, prayer and wish.

Since these vows are normally in Sanskrit, unfortunately many of us often sit through weddings with the special significance of this wedding ritual going totally over our heads. Let’s take a look at the gist of these momentous seven steps:

1: The couple prays to God so that he always blesses them with enough food and nourishment as well as an honourable life together. The groom vows to give her his love and affection and provide for the happiness and welfare of the bride and their children and asks the bride to provide him with food to sustain him. The bride vows to assume her responsibilities towards home and family.

2: The couple asks the almighty to bestow them with physical and spiritual strength and development so that they can honour their relationship to their best capacity. The groom vows that together they will protect and take care of their home and family. The bride promises to stand by her husband with strength and courage and asks that her husband only love her.

3: They ask God to provide them with wealth and prosperity and the strength to walk together on this path. The groom says that they will look after the children’s education and well-being together and that this is a step signifying his sole commitment to his wife. The bride pledges her love to only her husband and vows to be faithful and committed.

4: The couple prays to God to bless them with happiness and a loving, respectful relationship with each other and their families. The groom says that they pledge to take care of their parents and families and asks that their children have a healthy and happy life. The bride promises to adorn herself only for her husband and please him in every way she can.

5: They pray for noble children and also ask God for the well-being of their relatives as well as kindness towards others. The groom tells the bride how she has completed and enriched his life and hopes that they are blessed with noble children. He asks her to help with good deeds. The bride vows to love, trust and cherish him and also to be by his side and help carry out his tasks.

6: The couple prays for longevity and a joyous togetherness. The groom expresses how happy he is to have his bride is his life and hopes that she always has peace and contentment. The bride promises to always be with her groom.

7: This phera marks the completion of the ritual where the couple asks to be granted with mutual understanding, loyalty and a strong relationship. They both pledge their total devotion to each other.

There are some variations among the different communities or regions – some communities only have 4 pheras while some have more, in some weddings the bride and groom are bound by the duppata whereas in other the groom holds his bride’s hand or there are variations regarding which pheras are led by the bride or groom.

– Haritha Vunnam

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MANIPURI WEDDING

Manipur is a state with unique customs and traditions. And, so are their weddings. Let’s discover it all…

PRE-WEDDING RITUALS

Hinaba: The Hinaba is the first meeting of the parents of the groom and the bride. The groom’s parents visit the bride’s home to tally the horoscopes of the prospective couple. When found to be satisfactory, the date of the next meeting is fixed.

Yathang thanaga: Now, it’s the turn of the bride’s parents to return the visit and finalize the alliance.

Waraipot puba: In celebration, the groom’s family bring traditional sweets and other dishes to the bride’s home.

Heijapot: The groom, along with his family members, visits the bride’s home. The couple are formally engaged in the presence of both the families. After the engagement, the priest announces the date of the wedding.

WEDDING RITUALS

The groom, his family and other kinsmen arrive at the bride’s place and are greeted by a Meitei woman. With a thali covered with banana leaf and containing betel nut and betel leaves, they are accorded a warm welcome into the house. The seating arrangement and the wedding altar is made around the tulsi (basil) plant around which all the rituals are cantered. A diya (earthen lamp) is lighted and the groom’s feet are washed by a young boy from the bride’s family. The bride, adorned in       the opulent Rasleela dress, is now brought to the altar. She carries a garland of fresh flowers which she has made herself. After the garlanding, the couple takes seven circles around the tulsi plant amidst the sounds of shehnai and kirtans. The bride enacting the role of a gopi (Lord Krishna’s beloved) moves gracefully with the rhythmic tunes of the shehnai. Following this, two women from both the families release a pair of taki fish into the water, symbolizing the bride and the groom. It is considered a good omen if the fishes move side by side in the water. Thereafter, a lavish meal is first served to the deities. The guests are then served dakshina (token money) and sweets for having graced the occasion. Finally, the bride leaves for her new home with the groom and his family.

POST-WEDDING RITUALS

On the day after the wedding, the bride’s parents visit their daughter’s new home and check on her well-being. Mangani chakouba, which is the last ritual in a Manipuri wedding, takes place five days after the wedding. This marks the newlyweds’ first visit to the bride’s place. The friends and relatives of both the families are invited for a grand feast, which includes many items of fish and other authentic Manipuri dishes. The guests also present the newlyweds with various gifts like rice, meat, fowls, pigs, money or alcohol to mark their new journey of life.

– Haritha Vunnam

Kashmiri wedding tradition

It is said that you cannot feel the depth of a sea unless you go into it. Like the same saying, recently I had witnessed a kashmiri wedding(one of my friend’s brother’s marriage) and trust me the experience has been very different from other normal Hindu wedding ceremonies.

                        The wedding was to be held during the month of December but the preparations had begun well before i.e. month of November. The whole ceremony had some mouth watering dishes, starting from kheer which was a bit salty made of rice. It is said that the ceremony is not complete until and unless it is been accompanied with some non-vegetarian taste to it. The more interesting things is the Poojas and rituals which are performed during the whole ceremony period. On an average there are a total of 5-6 occasions before marriage day that such rituals and poojas are been performed by the whole Kashmiri Family.

Besides the new colorful dresses worn by women of the family, they wear a special ornament called Athoor, a kind of special bunch on her essential accessory called Dejhor made of gold which all married women should wear in their ears during such important occasions. It signifies Suhagaan(married one). There are different varieties of athoor like pearl, silver and golden threads.

Another interesting fact to note is that the puja carried out are in between the marriage ceremony and in this whole process the women members of the family are supposed to fast and eat stuff like Kheva(Special Tea), fruit chat. In many poojas and hawans, after fast Non-veg food is cooked, including two types of non-veg and three dishes of veg items, except for Tuesday and Thursday in which strict vegetarian food is prepared.

The thread ceremony of the Groom is also been done only few days before the wedding. Non–veg is strictly banned at this day of ritual. Milk and curd are the integral part of Kashmiri household. Nonstop supply of Lassi, dahi and tea of three varieties, Namkeen Chai(sheer Chai,) Kheva(Mogail Chai) and our own Lipton chai goes on every day of wedding be it three days or a month.

The whole wedding ceremony begins in the evening with gana bajana and continues till late night and a final puja is performed in the wee hours next morning.

– Harsh Golani