(Last Updated on : 04-01-2014)
Wedding songs are inseparable part of weddings in India. Undoubtedly, wedding songs are also the most enjoyable parts of wedding ceremony. Wedding songs also reflect the rich traditions and customs associated with Indian weddings. There are several popular wedding songs suitable for all the occasions of a wedding ceremony. Interestingly, most of the popular wedding songs are extremely old and folk in nature and these have not just managed to retain their distinct charm but are highly popular amongst the new generation. The wedding songs appropriately create the suitable ambiance for the wedding ceremonies in India.
Types of Wedding Songs
Wedding songs are different for different occasion of Indian wedding. Some of the most popular song ceremonies in Indian weddings include sagaai or engagement, ladies sangeet ceremony or bridal shower, mehendi and Vidai. Inclusion of songs in these ceremonies makes them extremely pleasurable. Passionate participation of close relatives and family members of the bride or groom further adds to the joy. Different local and linguistic societies in India have made up their own interesting wedding songs for various wedding ceremonies. Some of these folk songs, especially Punjabi and Gujarati folk songs devised for the wedding purpose are extremely popular and are sung or played in most Indian weddings.
Nowadays, several Hindi movie wedding songs have also become extremely popular. Moreover, some of these songs have become traditional and sort of must played Indian wedding songs. Wedding songs hold great significance in Hindu traditions and customs. There is music for every wedding ceremony. Wedding songs plays a crucial role and the functions add to the festive mood of the wedding functions. To make the wedding function more lively and vibrant the hosts often take help of the professional performers like singers and dancers depending on the personal choice and preferences for the function and theme.
Wedding ceremonies are considered incomplete without some beautiful songs and dances as they enhance the charm of and fun of wedding festivities. However, choosing the right kind of music for the right occasion is very important. So, one has to be very careful and take into consideration the likings and disliking of the relatives and guests. There are some songs for sangeet ritual, which are very important as a pre wedding ceremony where the female relatives and friends of the bride gather to celebrate the occasion. All of them sing and dance with high spirits for celebrating the ceremony.
Sangeet ceremony is mainly popular in the north-western part of the country like in the states of Gujarat
. For every occasion of marriage ceremony there are different songs. Even stage shows have become quite popular nowadays where professional singers and performers are hired. These days the stage shows are getting more popular as guests enjoys the performances. The hosts can choose from hit Bollywood numbers or can opt for traditional regional wedding songs, which are available in various regions of the country. They are such rich in music and lyrics that they will surely give a new dimension to the wedding celebration. No one can even dream of an Indian wedding without songs and music. Thus, it can be said that wedding songs play a significant role in wedding ceremonies in India.