We have often seen Kashmiri traditions in movies. But ShaadiWish brings you this gorgeous couple’s beautiful wedding pictures and their Kashmiri traditions and culture. Saloni and Sushrut met in the United States while they were both pursuing their Masters. Both being Kashmiris, they bonded over their beautiful culture. Their budding friendship turned into love and Saloni and Sushrut decided to tie the knot in November 2020 but covid had other plans! With international travel banned and no slots for H1B Visa stamping, they had to postpone their wedding not once but thrice.

Finally, Saloni and Sushrut had an intimate wedding in February 2022 in Delhi. Their wedding had typical Kashmiri traditions that consisted of Menziraat – Mehendi, Kanishran and Devgon, Targa ceremony followed by traditional Kashmiri wedding and reception.

Here Is An Insight Of This Gorgeous Wedding Filled With Kashmiri Traditions And Love:

Saloni’s Menziraat – Mehendi Was Just Too Magical

Menziraat, also known as Mehendi Raat is a tradition followed by Kashmiri pandits. In this ceremony, the bride’s aunt (Bua) applies a mehendi tikka on the bride’s hands and feet. This according to the Kashmiri traditions is known as Saat Menz – ‘Saat’ meaning the auspicious timing and ‘Menz’ means mehendi in Kashmiri. The mehendi ceremony thus begins and is followed by a night filled with Kashmiri folk music and dance.

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Kanishran and Devgon Are Pre-Wedding Rituals In Kashmiri Traditions

An important part of the Devgon ceremony is the Kanishran ritual. According to Kashmiri traditions, the bride-to-be is bathed in a mixture of rice, milk and curd by her matamaal (Maternal relatives).

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After the Kanishran, the bride wears new clothes and conducts the Devgon puja which marks the transition into Grihastha life. During this ceremony, the bride’s bua also puts an ear ornament named ‘Dejhor’ for the bride. This is a pair of gold pendant adorned with precious stones connected to a gold chain or a red thread that is strung through the ear piercing. Later, the bride’s hair is middle parted and tied into two pony tails with the holy thread. The pony tails shall not be opened or untied until the Targa ceremony.

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The Kashmiri Rituals Includes The Beautiful Targa Ceremony

Targa or Taranga is a beautiful headgear that Kashmiri brides wear on their wedding day. The two pony tails that were tied during the Devgon ceremony are opened during the Targa ceremony and tied into two plaits. Both the plaits are then adorned with golden gota patti and parandas. The bride then wears a ‘Taeich’ (a golden cap) on her head that is decorated with a ‘Sheeshlath’ (border) then a ‘Zoojh’ (dupatta) is placed at the top. All these headgears are tied together and secured with pins made with pure gold.

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Saloni Looked Gorgeous In Her Kashmiri Traditional Bridal Look

Saloni looked absolutely mesmerizing as she decked up in a pastel hued lehenga. She wore stunning statement jewellery and kept her makeup down to minimal. We love how stunning her Kashmiri bridal look turned out to be!

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The Kashmiri Wedding And Pictures Are Gorgeous

The Kashmiri traditions during the wedding have various beautiful and meaningful segments.

  • Mananmaal is a golden colored thread that is tied on both the bride and groom’s head when they sit down for the wedding rituals.

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  • Aan Havun is the next Kashmiri ritual which means ‘showing the mirror’. In this tradition the bride and the groom look at each other through a mirror. it is said that in the earlier days, the bride and groom used to see each other for the first time ever during this ceremony directly on their wedding day.

  • The Kanyadaan ceremony has a unique ritual in the Kashmiri tradition. Saloni sat on her grandfather’s lap as he being the eldest of the family gives her away.  

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  • Pheras are known as Aath Vaas which means holding hands crosswise. The bride and the groom hold each other’s hands during the wedding ceremony.

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  • Lastly, the Posh Puza takes place wherein the bride and groom’s faces are covered with a shawl and they are showered with fresh flowers by the elderly. Once when this shawl is lifted, the wedding ritual come to an end and the couple are pronounced to be married.

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Saloni and Sushrut sealed their love for a lifetime and we absolutely love their wedding pictures!

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This Kashmiri Couple Had A Stunning Reception AKA Ghar Achun

The Ghar Achun is when the bride’s side invites the groom’s side to a lavish meal. And so does the groom’s side on another day. In some other cultures this is also called a Reception. Saloni and Sushrut looked like a million bucks as they decked up for the reception! Saloni wore a deep red cocktail gown, while Sushrut looked dapper in a black suit.

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ShaadiWish congratulates the happy couple and wishes them a lifetime of happiness and love!

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Vendors Credits:

Mehendi Jewellery: Raabta by Rahul

Mehendi Outfit: Frontier Raas

Makeup Artist (Mehendi): Simran Johar

Targa Ceremony Outfit: Melange, Lifestyle

Wedding Jewellery: Raabta by Rahul

Bridal Lehenga: Asiana Couture

Makeup Artist: Deepika Ahuja

Groom’s Outfit: Diwan Saheb

Venue: Welcome Hotel by ITC, Dwarka

Reception Outfit: Payal Kheyal

Jewellery: Tanishq Jewellers

Makeup Artist: Deepika Ahuja

Groom’s Suit: Raghavendra Rathore

Photography: Nikhel

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