A wedding is considered a sacred affair in India. The wedding ceremony brings together two different individuals to lead a life in tandem. Therefore a wedding is a major event which joins two people together to hopefully lead a mutually fuffiling and joyous life.
The Indian wedding however is not only the union of two individuals but two families. Unification through wedding, has been a thought provoking affair since time began.
The profound thoughts of love, weddings and matrimony have been expressed through quotes beautifully, throughout the ages.
Indian wedding ceremonies are usually governed by Vedic rituals and shlokas. The ancient Indian scriptures show records of some interesting Indian wedding quotes, which give insight and vision to the concept of marriage. Some of these Indian wedding quotes are so meaningful that if they are followed whole heartedly by the wedding couple their union will be nothing but eternal bliss.
Here are some noteworthy ancient Indian wedding quotes which explain the importance of marital commitment in Hindu culture. They can also be used to adorn the Indian wedding invites:
"Dharmecha, Arthecha, Kamecha, Mokshecha.. Naati Charaami!!"
Meaning: For righteousness, financial needs, desire or spirituality; I will never walk away from her (wife)
The following shloka is recited on behalf of the groom while he is tying the Mangalsutra around his brides’ neck:
"Mangalyam tantunanena mama jivana hethuna
Kanthe badhnami subhage twam jeeva sarada satam"
Meaning: This is a sacred thread. This is essential for my long life. I tie this around your neck, O maiden having many auspicious attributes! May we live happily for a hundred years!"
A wedding will not be considered solemnised without the ritual of ‘saptapadi’ meaning seven steps. Some relevant Indian wedding quotes are recited after this important ritual of taking seven vows through seven steps.
“Sakha sapta pada bhava
Sakhayau saptapada babhuva
Meaning: You have walked seven steps with me; be my friend. We have walked seven steps together; let us be friends. Let me get your friendship. Let me not part from your friendship. May you not part from my friendship.
The following picture illustrates the seven vows of saptapadi
Indian weddings are becoming contemporary by moving away from being a family arranged affair to the communion of two lovers. Indian wedding quotes that highlight the emotion of love and the couple’s adoration for each other will stir the hearts of any romantic. The following are some love centric Indian wedding quotes alongside some other wedding quotes suitable for Indian weddings.
“I seem to have loved you in infinite forms, infinite times, in life after life, in age after age, forever. – Rabindranath Tagore
"The significance which is in unity is an eternal wonder." – Rabindranath Tagore
"Where there is love there is life." – Mahatma Gandhi
“It is love that makes impossible possible.” —Indian Proverb
"The moment I heard my first love story I began seeking you, not realizing the search was useless. Lovers don’t meet somewhere along the way. They’re in one another’s souls from the beginning." – Rumi
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.” —Mignon McLaughlin
“The journey to find true love ends... The journey to cherish true love begins...”
“You don’t marry someone you can live with – you marry the person who you cannot live without”
“As our marriage brings new meaning to love, So our love brings new meaning to life”
“Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite” - Anonymous
“Two hearts... Two lives...One dream... forever...Just the old idea that we have made newer”
“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” - Albert Einstein
Bollywood is a big part of Indian lifestyle, so why not bring some Bollywood style Indian wedding quotes to make ones wedding larger than life.
"Mohabbat bhi zindagi ki tarah hoti hai, har mod aasaan nahin hota, har mod par khushi nahin milti, par jab hum zindagi ka saath nahin chhodte, to mohabbat ka saath kyon chhodein." - Mohabattein
Meaning: Love is just like life, every turn is not easy, every turn doesn’t give you happiness, but when we do not desert life, then why should we desert love!
"Itni shiddat se maine tumhe paane ki koshish ki hai, ki har zarre ne mujhe tumse milane ki saazish ki hai." -Om Shanti Om
Meaning: I have tried to reach you with such fierce intensity, that every particle (of the universe) has schemed to make us meet.
Some Hollywood wedding quotes:
“I love you. You complete me.” - Jerry Maguire
“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” —When Harry Met Sally
After the intense Indian wedding quotes, let’s lighten up with some funny ones. There is a famous Indian wedding quote which goes:
“Shaadi ka laddoo jo khaye pachtaye, jo na khaye pachtaye”
Meaning: Marriage is like a laddu (Indian dessert) and whether you choose to eat it or not, you will repent (your action)
So why not decide to have the laddu called marriage so that there are no regrets of not trying it. Sharing life and every moment with someone is not a meagre task, but the following wedding quote summarises the relationship called marriage.
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