Selecting a Qualified Priest for the Wedding Day

Jan 20 17:53 2011 Apoorv Kalra Print This Article

A hindu wedding involves many rituals that are carried out a few days before the wedding, on the wedding day and even after the wedding. While there are some rituals that involve a lot of fun and frolic, teasing and song and dance, there are others that are more religious in nature and need the intervention of a priest or a pundit who understands the Sanskrit shlokas and can recite them. The irony of the whole thing is that most Indian weddings become a mere formality because the chosen pundit mumbles the Sanskrit verses without really being audible. In fact, it almost seems as if the pundit is having a private conversation with the Gods.

If you are really interested in understanding what the pundit is saying and the vows that you are making to your spouse-to-be during the wedding ceremony,Guest Posting have the pundit perform the religious ceremonies so that you can follow the proceedings. This can only be done if you choose the pundit properly. Some aspects that you should take into consideration while selecting a priest are mentioned below:  - Even though the priest is a man of God, it is fine to really check on various aspects of the wedding with the priest prior to confirming him as the main priest for the rituals. You should discuss the aspects of what you really want between yourself and then communicate the same to the priest. These aspects could involve the various rituals that you would like the priest to carry out and the details of the same.  - Just talking to the priest for some time shall help you in understanding whether he is a man of the masses or not. It is a much better experience for the bride and bridegroom and even for the onlookers if the priest takes the effort to explain why certain things are being done and the meaning of the specific shlokas that are being recited. It is only when you understand the significance of the shlokas do you actually begin to appreciate your own religion better and understand the significance of marriage.  - A hindu wedding ceremony involves many havans and pujas that are carried out before the wedding. On way in which you can check out the pundit without really making it very obvious is to appoint him as the priest for the engagement havan or puja. Since this is an event that occurs a few weeks or months before the wedding, you will still have enough time to choose someone else if you are not completely satisfied.   - The puja ceremonies and rituals involve various ingredients that need to be used. It is necessary that the pundit you choose is adequately equipped to bring all the samagri along with him so that you do not have to run from pillar to post in the wedding venue on the wedding day trying to arrange for items that the pundit may demand at the last minute.  - Last but not the least you should ensure that you make a list of all the activities that you will need the pundit for and talk about compensation so that you can fit it into your wedding cost. If you are interested in understanding the significance of the religious ceremonies, you should choose a pundit judiciously who shall be able to guide you through the marriage in a manner that you will remember all your life.

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