Sakharpuda- The Sugar Sweet Celebration of Relationships
Every Indian wedding follows a trail of pre-wedding rituals and Maharashtrian wedding is no different. Though the wedding itself is a simple affair, the pre-wedding functions carry a lot of importance and are symbolic in nature. One such pre-wedding custom is Rupaya Naral-Sakharpuda, which is actually the engagement ceremony. The word literally means ‘worshipping with Sugar’ and as we take you through this ceremony, you will realise how ‘sweet’ it really gets! Though Sakharpuda is an intimate function yet the rules are changing and families are celebrating it with a lot of pomp and grandeur. Special invitation cards apart from the main are sent across to the guests as invite to Sakharpuda.
Engagement Invitation card
On the pre-designated day, bride and groom’s families assemble at the venue to conduct the ceremony of Sakharpuda. The groom’s family presents the bride with sugar and other gifts that may include shagun, jewellery etc. The bride’s family gives coconut and money as gift to the groom. The name of this ceremony has been derived from the gifts presented during the ritual-Rupaya for money, Naral for coconut and Shakhar for Sugar.
This ceremony also solemnises a verbal agreement between the families for getting the couple married on an auspicious date in the future.Sakharpuda is a very happy and joyous occasion. The couple is blessed by elders of both the families and to say congratulations, they put sugar in the couple’s mouth. One can only imagine, how much sugar rush the bride and groom go through by the time this celebration comes to an end. Many couples confess that by the time the engagement gets done with, they do not touch sweets until the wedding day!
It is usually during Sakharpuda, that a wedding date is decided. Thereafter both Bride and Groom’s families begin the hunt for perfect card amongst thousands of . We at KOC make this process simpler, easier and enjoyable with our online portal which has a humongous collection of cards. So visit us from the comfort of your home and click away to find your dream invitation amongst the wide range of available in our online store.