We proudly offer traditional Hindu and Buddhist Marriage Ceremony arrangements in Nepal. The marriage customs of Hindu and Buddhist are most popular among marriage traditions and ceremonies of various ethnic groups and castes of Nepal. The majority of population in Nepal is of Hindu and Buddhist among others. Both of them extremely believe in traditional marriages as it is supposed to last till the last breath. It is an unshakable and traditional conviction that such marriages carry much marital happiness and are successful. It discourages the conflict between bride and bride groom and the thought of having divorce from each other is quite impossible and regarded a huge sin.
Traditional wedding ceremony in Nepal attracts many visitors. They themselves perform their marriage ceremony in Nepal just like the Nepali way and system. We can arrange tradition marriage ceremonies following the rituals of Hindu and Buddhist religions as per the participants' request and interest.
01) Traditional Hindu Marriages
Traditional Hindu wedding ceremonies in Nepal are a major celebration which takes place only at a special time of the year that are from 1st week of January to last week of March, mid-April to mid-June and first week of November to last week of December. Highly regarded as a sacrament, Hindu marriages are solemnized in accordance with the VEDAS, the holy scriptures of the Hindu religion that date back several thousand years. The notable features are that weddings should take place on the earth under a canopy known as mandap with a sacred fire center of it around which bride and bridegroom walk doing several rituals suggested by priest. The groom's party is supposed to arrive at the wedding spot in a procession, so it's good to have a convenient assembly location nearby.
Astrologers decide on auspicious dates within this period on the basis of the position of the stars. The system of performing wedding ceremony in Nepal is attention-grabbing where the bride and bridegroom perform the Puja and take best wishes as well as blessing from relatives, friends and family members. The marriage venue is decorated by colorful paper flowers and twinkling lights. A Nepalese bride will dress in the bridal color of red, will be beautifully made up and will wear much jewelry. Traditionally, the bride and groom are being carried to the wedding ceremony. In a village this may be in a basket or by horse; at a city wedding transportation is more likely to be by a parade of cars. Music is an essential part of marriages. The tradition music in the form of Pachai Baja and folk songs and dance is still most popular among people as on this sacred day they believe that playing traditional music strengthens the nuptial knot, pleases God and not least of all it makes the environment pleasant and charming. With the advancement in society, it has become customary to choose between Panchai baja and modern brass band.
The best venues where we arrange traditional Hindu marriage ceremonies in Kathmandu are:
- Pashupatinath Temple
- Balaju Water Garden
- Gujeshwari Temples
- Dakshinkali Temple
- Bhadrakali temple (heart of the Kathmandu)
02) Traditional Buddhist Marriages
These marriages are also unique in its feature. Buddhist weddings in Nepal are often quieter occasions, with a focus on ceremonial displays. The weddings are usually extremely large, sometimes encompassing whole villages and large numbers of extended family.
Buddhist marriages are performed at monastery. Traditional dress is worn by both bride and groom, and Lama (Monk) does all customary puja (worship) to solemnize the wedding. The butter lamp is lit at the monastery during wedding day and it quite attractive. The music played during this occasion are traditional and different from modern music which makes environment pleasant and soothes mind.
The best venues where we arrange traditional Buddhist marriage ceremonies in Kathmandu are:
- Kopan Monastery
- Monastery at Swayambhunath
- Monastery at Boudhanath
What we arrange to make the event a grand success:
- Venue and accommodation
- Decoration and marriage customs
- Video graphs
- Wedding Cake
- Catering (all meals)