(Last Updated on : 12-12-2008)
Post-Wedding rituals followed in Muslim
Nikah are similar to other Indian wedding
s. However, the customs are followed under different names and some cultural variations can be observed.
Ruksat: The bride's family bids her a farewell before she departs for her husband's house. The bride's father gives her hand to her husband and tells him to take protect and take good care of her.
Welcoming the Bride: At the groom's house, the groom's mother holds the Islamic Holy book Quran above the head of her newly wed daughter-in-law as she enters her new home for the first time.
Chauthi: The Chauthi is the fourth day after the wedding. It is customary for the bride to visit the home of her parents on this day.
Valimah: The Valimah is the lavish reception that the groom's family hosts after the Nikaah
. It is a joyous occasion that brings together the two families, their relatives and friends.
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