Fishing the Ring, traditional game, Indian wedding
This Indian wedding game determines who will rule the roost in the home front.
(Last Updated on : 23/12/2013)
This Indian wedding game determines who will rule the roost in the home front. When the couple appears as man and wife before the family gathering for the first time, the big question is who will take charge in the relationship. The bride and groom are asked to take off their rings and put them in a pot of clear water. As the rings settle to the bottom, they are asked to churn the water as vigorously as possible. Once his or her hands come out, everyone looks at the water. If the bride's ring lags behind in the swirling water she will be an obedient wife. If it is the opposite, the groom will be wrapped around her finger.
Sometimes, the rings are placed in a pot of milk and asking the couple to 'fish'. Whoever finds the ring first will always have the upper hand. In this, the couple is made to sit facing each other and with a bowl of milk in front of them. A ring is dropped in the bowl and the newly weds are asked to find the ring. Whoever gets the ring first is declared as the winner. As per the beliefs, the winner of the game rules the roost for the entire life.
This is unique game that states with the banner "who will rule the roost in the home front." It can be played in two different methods. In the first one the couples are asked to take off their rings and keep them in a pot of clear water. As the rings settle to the bottom, the couples are asked to churn the water dynamically. After the churning people look anxiously at the water, as the water and the ring are going to the answer the question. If the bride's ring lags behind in the swirling water she will be a submissive wife. If it is the opposite happens, the groom will be down to his highness.
The second method is easy; a ring is placed in a pot filled with rose petals or shallow plate of milk. Then the couples are asked to fish for it. The person who finds the fish first will always have an upper hand in the relationship.
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