Srilankan Hindu Wedding
Srilankan Hindu Weddings hold significant similarities with Asian Hindu weddings. The colorful yet rooted in religious traditions set the perfect beginning for the new lives of the couple. The wedding-related ceremonies kick-off days before the marriage day.
During the gold melting ceremony, the groom hands over a gold coin to the goldsmith, which is melted to make the bridal pendant. Elders from both families and the groom attend the function. The bride is not allowed to participate in the function, also, from this day, the bride and groom are not permitted to meet each other till the wedding day.
Kanni Kaal Planting
Following the Ponnurukku ceremony, on the same day, Kanni Kaal planting ceremony occurs in both grooms and brides home where the Indian coral(Mulmurukku) tree is planted, symbolizing prosperity and fertility for the couple. After the ceremony, Athirasam(a sweet) is prepared and served to the attendees marking the happy day’s end.