Additional Information

This post was written by Bhasmank Mehta, Posted on 7th September 2016,Updated on 12th September 2016

On this page, you will find additional information that will assist you in ensuring the ceremony flows smoothly. Your very own Sanatan Hindu Priest, Bhasmank Mehta is unique in providing this information for general consumption. As it says on the Home page, this is your site and it is you who should enjoy reading it. If you do not find what you are looking for, this does not mean I have forgotten to provide it or I don’t know. It’s just that I am one and you are many. So, please allow me some time to update the site, one item at a time.

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What is the minimum time a Hindu Wedding ceremony should take?

I have – only once – conducted a wedding ceremony in just over 15 minutes, but I can promise you, there will never be a repeat performance. Not by me anyway.

Many priests will promise the world. Often, anywhere between 60 or even 90 minutes.  Yes, this is within reach and about right. Most of you generally accept this as a “norm”.  Personally, I have, over the last 39 years, performed many ceremonies in this time frame.  However, to be honest, I would much prefer to have around 100 to 105 minutes.  This is primarily so that all the points that are covered are adequate explanation.  That can, in some cases, make or break that marriage bond.  It is your future we are talking about.  This is the second most important day of your life.  Use it wisely.  Far more important to use this 10 – 15 minutes to your benefit than wanting your guests to dance the night away for that little bit extra.

What are the primary reasons for delays caused during the ceremony?

Whose presence is required in the Mandap (Alter) and when?

Where is the best place for musicians?

Does it have to be that the Bride’s side sit on the right of the mandap?
And those of the Groom sit on the left?

What do Dhanarak and Minarak stand for?
And what significance do they hold?
When next will their effects be felt? 

If you think of more questions that are directly related to weddings, I will answer them to the best of my knowledge. All you need do is ask.


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