A typical Indian Muslim Wedding

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Weddings and Marriages are considered to be auspicious occasions in all communities. Muslims in India belong to various sub castes yet they follow a traditional custom of marriage. The majority of the Muslim community look for proposals through specified brokers who try to fix the bride and the groom based on their social and economic status. Once set both families talk about the various investments to be made and the total marital budget. Some families begin wedding with pre wedding ceremonies called Haldi, Shukr ana, Mehendi followed by Nikah the most crucial part of the wedding ceremony and finally the reception called as Valima. The bride and the groom are allowed to meet each other only after the Nikah which is the legal contract between the spouses and a compulsory religious practice. The right practice of marriage in Islam invloves the Nikah followed by the reception. Haldi involves application of turmeric to the bride and the groom in presence of ther respective family members ad a feast is held for the same . The Shukrana is ritual of thanksgiving . The brides sister is supposed to take a dessert to the groom and the groom is expected to break the dessert in order to find the hidden coin in it . Until he finds,  the girl hits his hand with narrow sticks . People enjoy watching this ritual and have fun. In return the groom gifts the brides sister with dresses and some amount of money .         Jasmine flowers are quite prominent in Muslim Weddings. Garlands and Head cover are made with jasmine flowers and roses which look beautiful on a bride and no wedding seems to be completed without the flower accessories. A grand feast is held after every ritual and everyone share the happy occasion through exchange of gifts.           Muslim weddings are very elegant and authentic to the religious teachings . While they give away the bride , members of her family request to take good care of the girl while the groom's family promise to take care  of their daughter throughout her life . This promise takes place after Nikah which is called the 'Julwa' or the farewell of the bride . Thus it's a beautiful experience to watch a Muslim Wedding .

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