Hindu and christian dating
In certain poor vaishnav communities there is still a custom called kanthi-badal which is an exchange of bead-garlands as a very simplified form of ritual in solitude in front of an idol of Krishna, considered a form of acceptable love marriage.Elopement has also been described in old Hindu literature.The use of jathakam or Janam Kundali (astrological chart at the time of birth) of the son/daughter to match with the help of a priest is common, but not universal.Parents also take advice from the brahman called 'Jothidar' in Tamil or 'panthulu or siddanthi ' in Telugu and Kundali Milaan in northern India, who has details of many people looking to get married.
Any match with points under 18 is not considered as an auspicious match for a harmonious relationship.Rukimini sent a letter to Krishna informing of a place and time to pick her up.The married Hindu women in different parts of India follow different customs.Food is served to all the invitees with lots of delicacies.
The wedding celebrations can take up to one week depending on the practice in different parts of India.
The pendant on the thali is custom-made and its design is different from family to family.