“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage” beautifully said by Lao Tzu. One can also say that a marriage is a bridge paved to bring two “love-birds” to each other. Here, you will reveal the significance of Kerala culture and marriages which will surely touch your heart.
About Kerala Culture
Kerala is situated in the South of India and believed to have been created by Parsurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, by throwing his axe into the sea. The people of Kerala are called Malayalis, and their mother tongue is Malayalam. Kerala stands out with its peaceful natural-beauty, diverse culture heritage, yummy dishes, and Malayalam literature.
Cherai beach, Attukal temple, Guruvayur temple, St. Francis Church and Chembra Peak are some of the most beautiful places to visit in Kerala. Cherai beach is situated in Cherai village. It is very clean and enticing. The Attukal temple is dedicated to the Goddess Attukal who is the preserver and destroyer. The Guruvayur temple is dedicated to Lord Sree Guruvayoorappan who is regarded as the supreme deity here. St. Francis Church dates back to 1503 and is counted among the oldest churches in India. Chembra peak is most suitable for trekking, and on the top of it you can get to behold a heart-shaped lake.
Kerala Population By Religion
Kerala Metropolitan/City Population
An Insight Into The Kerala Wedding
|Thiruvananthapuram (Municipal Corporation)||743691||361994||381697|
|Kochi (Municipal Corporation)||602046||296949||305097|
|Kozhikode (Municipal Corporation)||431560||206157||225403|
|Kollam (Municipal Corporation)||348657||168006||180651|
|Thrissur (Municipal Corporation)||315957||152296||163661|
Malayalis mainly belong to the Hindu, Muslim or Christian religion, and therefore, marriages in Kerala differ according to the religion and traditional values. On the day of her wedding, in a Hindu marriage, the bride is dressed in a plain-white traditional saree that has a golden border. On the day of engagement ceremony, families from the groom and the bride side decide a wedding date with the help of a priest.
In the Muslim marriages, pre-marriage rituals are followed by Henna ceremony – during this, the professional Henna designers are called to make beautiful designs on the bride’s hands and feet. For this, they apply the paste of dry Henna with a cone. In Ishtikara ritual, the maulvi asks the Almighty to grant him the permission to perform the main ritual, Nikah. In the Nikah ritual, the maulvi asks for the bride’s and the groom’s agreement for the marriage, and gets them to sign a marriage contract. During ruksat, the bride leaves her parents’ home along with the groom. Her parents and relatives wish her a fortunate future.
Christian weddings are performed in the witness of a priest in the Church. The bride mainly wears a white gown and the groom wears a black coat on the day of their wedding. The wedding is attended by the family and relatives. After receiving the blessings from the family and relatives, the bride leaves for the groom’s house where she is welcomed by her in-laws.
has three varieties such as the Hindu, Muslim or Christian marriage. This enriches the Kerala culture on a large scale. The Hindu marriage is witnessed mainly by a pundit, the Muslim by a maulvi and the Christian by a minister.