Vedic wedding ceremony

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The Vedic fire ritual in a traditional Hindu wedding.

Vedic wedding ceremony is the traditional Hindu wedding that includes Vedic yajna – rituals around agni, particularly the seven vows before the fire, with the hymns from the Vedas.[1][2] The roots of this tradition are found in hymn 10.85 of the Rigveda, which is also called the "Rigvedic wedding hymn".[3][4]

The Arya Samaj movement popularized the term Vedic wedding among the Hindu expatriates during the colonial era.[5]

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  1. ^ Erika Buckley (2006), A Cross-Cultural Study of Weddings through Media and Ritual: Analyzing Indian and North American Weddings, McNair Scholars Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, page 14
  2. ^ R. N. Dandekar (1975), A DECADE OF VEDIC STUDIES IN INDIA AND ABROAD, Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Vol. 56, No. 1/4 (1975), pp. 1-25
  3. ^ Arthur Anthony Macdonell (1898). Vedic Mythology. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 35. ISBN 978-81-208-1113-3. 
  4. ^ Frits Staal; Cherumukku Vaidikan Somayajipad; M. Itti Ravi Nambudiri (1983). Agni : the Vedic ritual of the fire altar. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. ISBN 978-81-208-1660-2. 
  5. ^ A. N. Raina (1978), A Shortened Arya-Hindu Vedic Wedding and Initiation Ritual by Suniti Kumar Chatterji, Indian Literature, Vol. 21, No. 1 (January-February 1978), pp. 115-117