Post-Wedding Jain Rituals
Jain Wedding Ceremonies are simple ceremonies. As the Jain Community regards the marriage much above the worldly affairs, they avoid any kind of pomp and show during the entire affair of marriage. They also hold the institution of marriage in high regard and that is why marriage is a compulsory affair for all the people of their community. A Jain marriage is simply solemnized through a series of various pre-wedding rituals, wedding rituals and post wedding rituals. Sagai marks the beginning of a relationship between the couple and after the Phere and Granthi Bhandhan, the couple is said to have been tied in the nuptial knot. After the wedding, a series of post wedding rituals take place in the Jain community, here is the list of those rituals…
Ashirvada Ceremony is the first ceremony after the solemnization of marriage. In this ceremony the elders of both the families bless the newly wed couple. This ceremony is meant to mark the beginning of the life of newly wed couple on an auspicious and happy note.
Sva Graha Aagamana
Sva Graha Aagamana is the first custom after the newly wed couple reaches their home. As the bride is considered auspicious for the family, she is welcomed by the groom's family with open heart.
Jina Grahe Dhan Arpana Tradition
Jina Grahe Dhan Arpana tradition is another important post wedding ritual. In this ritual, alms are given in the Jain temple to express gratitude for the successful solemnization of the ceremony. It is done by both the families.
Though, a reception party is not a traditional Jain ritual, it is performed in most of the Jain family. It is like formal introduction of the bride to the rest of the family and the relatives of the groom.