Arya Samaj Mandir in Alwar
Arya Samaj strives to sustain the truth and precise teachings of Hindu Dharma. With the time it got tainted with some ill-practices, and Swami Dayanand Saraswati endeavored to believe the essence of all for Vedas Rig-Veda, Yajur Veda, Sam Veda, and Atharva Veda and eradicate all such malpractices.
He founded Arya Samaj in 1875 and laid eight principles to wipe out all the ill-practices from society. His objective was to bring reformation in the community. Keeping such objective in mind, the principles said –
- All the four Vedas are the only source of knowledge.
- Idol worship is prohibited, and Aryas should believe that God is formless, omnipresent, immanent, endless, and beginning-less, etc.
- Aryas believe in Yajna (sacrificial acts).
- One should be ready to accept the truth.
- Eradication of non-knowledge and propagation of knowledge.
- Treat everyone with love, respect, and Dharma.
- Be good to everyone and promote physical, spiritual, and social well-being.
- One should regard everyone’s progress as his own.
A wedding ceremony is also a pious event in Arya Samaj. It includes many rituals performed one after another. Every ritual has significance and strengthens the bond between the bride and groom. You can also experience the richness of the vibrant culture by getting married in Arya Samaj Mandir in Alwar. The list of rituals performed in the wedding at Arya Samaj Mandir in Alwar are –
- The first ritual is known as Varmala in which the couple exchanges garlands. First chance is given to the bride.
- Then the bride treats the groom with a special sweet dish made up of honey, curd, and cream. She offers him three times, and at last, the groom finishes the whole sweet dish. The ritual is called Madhupark.
- In the third step, Havan is performed, which begins by tying a sacred thread on the wrist of the groom, and then the priest chant mantras and groom worships fire.
- In the next step, parents give the complete responsibility of their daughter to the groom. The ritual is called the Kanyadaan. Father gives his daughter’s hand in the hand of the groom, and he promises to take care of her.
- Then the bride offers puffed rice to the fire, and the ritual is known as Lajahom. Rice has special significance in Hindu Dharma as it is considered as the sign of prosperity.
- Then comes the ritual Prikrama in which they both take four round around fire and promises each other to perform the duties faithfully.
- Then the couple takes seven rounds around fire called pheras, which symbolize wealth, health, good luck, strength, love, food, and offspring. The ritual is known as Saptapadi.
- Next comes Sindoor Daan. The groom applies sindoor on the head of the bride, and they become husband and wife.
- After that, they take blessings of all the elders in the family, and the ritual is called Ashirwad.
Getting married is always a special event in everyone’s life, and the rituals strengthen the bond. Tying knots in Arya Samaj Mandir in Alwar is a perfect start of your new life.