The Ceremony of Bliss
The Sikh Wedding Ceremony is called the Anand Karaj, which means ceremony of bliss. The ceremony symbolizes a holy union between God and Bride and Groom.
On the Day of the Wedding
The First Lavan
The Second Lavan
The Third Levan
The Fourth Lavan
Anand Sahib & Ardaas
The Anand Sahib (song of bliss) is sung, after which the entire congregation will stand for the Ardaas.
The Granthi will read the Hukamnama (permission) from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as the day’s order from the Guru on the conclusion of the marriage ceremony. Karah Prashad (sacrament) is then distributed to everyone as a sign of the Guru’s grace and to mark the formal conclusion of the ceremony.
The congregation is then invited to share Guru Ka Langar (a vegetarian meal) in the Langar Hall (dining hall).
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