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Muslim wedding are celebrated on a grand scale in India. The wedding custom and rituals has come down from the Mughal rulers in the medieval India. Muslim families in India follow the traditional way of wedding. Indian Muslims mostly follow the same customs and rituals in Nikah, as followed by the Middle Eastern Muslims. Just like Hindu religion Muslim wedding is also divided into three parts the pre wedding celebration, main day celebration and post wedding celebration. And each celebration has its own significance and importance.

The Raj Palace has various beautiful locations where we can plan various pre Muslim wedding events and wedding reception followed by cocktails and Gala Dinner

Please contact our wedding managers for the same. Email us at

» Day 1: Pre Wedding Celebrations

Mehandi ceremony: The Mehandi ceremony is mainly held at the bride's place on the eve of the wedding ceremony or a few days before the wedding. It is mainly a ladies function where female friends, family members and relatives of the bride come together to apply turmeric paste to the bride to bring out the glow in her complexion. A henna artist or a relative applies Mehandi on the hands and feet of the bride. While she applies Mehandi to the bride the woman folk sings traditional song and dance to the tune of those songs. The event gives a festive touch to the celebration. On this occasion the bride wears light color clothes and dresses soberly. According to the custom the bride should not step out of the house for the next few days till her marriage. On Mehandi function the bride's cousins applies a dot of Mehandi on the palm of the groom. Other than the Mehandi celebration there are some other ceremonies in both the bride and groom's house.

» Day 2 : Wedding Rituals

Baraat: On the wedding day the groom arrives with his family and friends at the wedding venue. This ritual is known as welcoming the Baraat. And his guests are called baraatis. A band of musicians also accompanies the baraatis and the groom. The groom shares a drink of sherbet with the bride's brother. The bride's sisters play pranks and slap the guests playfully with batons made of flowers.

Nikaah: The main wedding ceremony is called Nikaah in Muslim religion. The wedding ceremony is normally conducted at the bride's place or at any common venue. A Maulvi or priest in the presence of close family members, friends and relatives, conducts the wedding rituals. In orthodox families the men and women are seated separately. The 'Walis' (the father of the bride and of the bridegroom) play a vital role in the wedding ceremony. The Maulvi reads selected verses from the Quran and the Nikaah is complete after the Ijab-e-Qubul (proposal and acceptance). The groom's side proposes and the bride's side conveys her consent. The mutual consent of the bride and groom is of very importance for the marriage to be legal. The Mehar is a compulsory amount of money given by the groom's family to the bride on the day of the wedding. It is a custom according to the rules laid down in Islam. The Nikaahnaama is a document in which the marriage contract is registered. It contains a set of terms and conditions that must be followed by both the families, it also gives the bride the right to divorce her husband. The contract is legal only when the bridegroom, the bride, the Walis, and the Maulvi duly sign it. After the wedding ceremony is over the newly wedded bride and groom receives blessings from the elders and older women of the family and the guests pray for their happy married life.

Dinner, Prayers and Aarsimashaf : After the wedding a dinner party is organized for the guests and relatives. After the dinner, the newly wedded couple sits together for the first time. The Quran is placed between the couple and they are allowed to see each other only through mirrors.

» Day 3: Post Wedding Celebrations

Rukhsat: In the post wedding rituals there are the function of Rukhsat where the bride's family bids farewell to her as she leaves her father's home and goes to her husband's house. It is a very emotional moment for the bride's family. The bride's father gives her hand to her husband and tells him to take care of her.

Welcome of the bride: When bride reaches her husband's house her mother-in-law welcomes her. The groom's mother holds the Quran above the head of her new daughter-in-law as she enters her new home for the first time after the wedding.

Chauthi: On Chauthi the bride visits her parent's home. It is the fourth day after the wedding, when she visits the home of her parents. She receives a grand welcome from her family members.

Valimah or Reception Ceremony: It is the reception given by the groom's family. The Valimah is a grand reception hosted by the groom's family after the Nikaah. It is a fun and joyous occasion that brings together the two families. It is the good time to meet the friends and relatives of both the families. It builds a new bond and relation between the two families.

Farewell Brunch: We can plan a very special farewell brunch in one of our courtyards just before vidaai so that people can have a lavish buffet and then they can proceed for their next destinations

For further details please get in touch with our Wedding planners to get more information related to venues, Food and beverage related services, decorations and other small details of the wedding

Ankur Rara:

Tel: +91 141 2634077

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