A Hindu wedding, Hindu wedding, also known as vivaha, lagna, or kalyanam, is the traditional wedding ceremony for Hindus. Wedding ceremonies are very colorful, and the celebrations can extend over several days.
The entrances to the bride and groom’s houses, doors, walls, floors or roofs can be decorated with colors, flowers and other ornaments.
The rituals and processes of a Hindu wedding vary greatly by region and community. However, the Hindu wedding ceremony, at its core, is a Vedic yajna ritual and three key, near-universal rituals: Kanyadan, Panigrahana, and Saptapadi, which are, respectively, gifting of the daughter from the father, holding of the hand voluntarily near the fire to signify union, and to take seven ‘steps before the fire’.