Exciting Discounts

Ceremonies Of The Sikh Wedding - Book By Mina Singh

Publisher: Rupa Publications
Authors: Mina Singh
Page: 110
Format: Hardbound
Language: English
Product Code: CFT124
Availability: In Stock
Price: $36.00 $27.00
You Save: $9.00 or 25.00%
Notes: Special Price
Qty:  Add to Cart
   - OR -   

Table of Contents For 'Ceremonies Of The Sikh Wedding' By Mina Singh

Introduction 1
A Necessary Fulfilment  
The Engagement 9
Pre-Nuptial Ceremonies 13
Akhand Paath  
The Wedding Ceremony 41
Sehra Bandi  
Reception of the Baraat  
The Marriage Ceremony 51
Anand Karaj  
The Reception 77
Wedding Finale  
On Sikhism 83
A Young Faith  
Appendix 104
Glossary 106
Index 108

Introduction to the Book 'Ceremonies of the Sikh Wedding' By Mina Singh

The Sikh marriage is a unique sacrament because it does not require any services to be performed by a priest - it requires only the presence of the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, and a reader, either man or woman, to read specified verses from it while the bride and bridegroom walk four times around the holy book. The Sikh marriage ceremony does not have to be performed in a gurdwara or Sikh place of worship. It can legally take place in the home or in an appropriate public place, at any time. Ceremonies of the Sikh Wedding celebrates the uniqueness and simplicity of the Anand Karaj, behind which lies the sublime meaning the Sikh Gurus gave to the different stages of a human being's life, from birth to death, including wedded life.

Sikhism is a young faith compared to Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Ceremonies of the Sikh Wedding is written in the hope that the general reader will enjoy its insights into Sikhism. As multiculturalism firmly establishes itself in many countries around the world, more and more people are beginning to value and explore cultural diversity in a globalized world. For hundreds of years, India has deeply appreciated cultural richness, making its society the most multicultural in the world. This book is written in the anticipation that India's love of cultural diversity will be further strengthened in the 21st century.

From the Backcover of the Book 'Ceremonies of the Sikh Wedding' By Mina Singh

Ceremonies of the Sikh Wedding is the first comprehensive book on the religious ceremonies of the Sikhs marriage, known as the Anad Karaj. Two major developments - the existence of a large number of expatriate Sikh communities in distant lands and the increasing number of marriages between Sikhs and adherents of other religions - have prompted the writing of this book. With pictures by well-known photographer Raghu Rai, Ceremonies of the Sikh Wedding aims at providing useful information not only to those planning a Sikh wedding, but also to those interested in learning more about the social customs and religious practices of India's most colourful community.

According to Sikhism, marriage is a necessary fulfilment because through marriage the highest form of love, the love for Divine, may be experienced. This book outlines in detail the numerous social customs, joyous ceremonies and solemn rites that are performed during a Sikh wedding, which may extend over a week. It includes detailed information about pre-nuptial celebrations and ceremonies, such as the sangeet and mehndi, concluding with the doli and reception, which follow the Anand Karaj. With intra-community marriages on the increase, this book aims to provide the younger generation all the information they need to organise a wedding according to Sikh traditions.

"One of the most beautiful aspects of Sikhism is its wedding ceremony. It is simple and solemn and holds so much meaning that a book such as this one, which explains the ceremony in detail, is to be welcomed by everyone. I appreciate Mina Singh's earnest endeavour to spread the beauty of Sikhism. Don't delay, add Ceremonies of the Sikh Wedding to your collection of books today !"             ------------------MANDIRA BEDI

"Mina Singh's book is a thoughtful account of the religious ceremonies of the Anand Karaj. I did not think my practice of daily worship, such as prakash, Ardas or vaak, required detailed explanation, but I'm glad Mina has finally done it for the benefit of Sikhs and non-Sikhs, and especially the younger generation. For those planning a Sikh wedding, this book is a must."       ------------------------------ DR BHAI MOHAN SINGH

"Mina Singh's book will make NRIs nostalgic for the colour and majesty of the Indian wedding. Sikhs, from New York to New Zealand, who miss the exuberant celebrations that are so much a part of the Punjabi way of life, will find here a guide that a authentic, informative and committed. Mina Singh has rightly placed principles alongside the reality. She has recorded a moment in Sikh cultural history, as it is being played out today in India. Tomorrow new practices may be initiated abroad based on this record."         ----------------SANT SINGH CHATWAL

About the Author 'Mina Singh' of the Book 'Ceremonies of the Sikh Wedding'

Mina Singh taught English at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. Her first novel A Partial Woman was published by KALI for Women, New Delhi.

About the Photographer 'Raghu Rai' of the Book 'Ceremonies of the Sikh Wedding'

Rahgu Rai is an internationally acclaimed photographer. His latest book of photographs Mother Teresa is published by La Martiniere, Paris.



Author Mina Singh
Pages 110
Cover Hardbound
Language English

Write a review

Your Name:

Your Review: Note: HTML is not translated!

Rating: Bad            Good

Enter the code in the box below:



Supersaver Offers 

Incredibly Amazing Offers for Bulk Buyers

Buy More & Save More !

5% Extra Off on Min Purchases of 40 (USD, AUD or CAD), 30 Euro or 25 GBP or Rs 2500

10% Extra Off on Min Purchases of 70 (USD, AUD or CAD), 60 Euro or 50 GBP or Rs 5000

15% Extra Off on Min Purchases of 140 (USD, AUD or CAD), 120 Euro or 90 GBP or Rs 15000

20% Extra Off on Min Purchases of 250(USD, AUD or CAD), 200 Euro or 160 GBP or Rs 30000

25% Extra Off on Min Purchases of 500(USD, AUD or CAD), 400 Euro or 320 GBP or Rs 60000

The Discount will appear with the name 'Extra Discount for Bulk Purchase' in your Shopping Cart . 

( Applicable on Books, CDs(only for outside India Orders), Posters, Gift Items or Religious Items Books )

Please Read This Before Placing Your Order 

If You are Outside India - 1. And You want to Ship Items Outside India - Choose any currency  among US Dollars, British Pounds, Canadian Dollars, Australian Dollars or Euro for payment ( INR not Allowed)    2. And You want to Ship Items Within India - Please Choose only Rs as your currency.

If You are Within India - 1. And You want to Ship Items Within India  Please choose Rs as your currency . 2. And you want to Ship Items Outside India - Please send us your order by email or on phone and we would send you an ebill to make the payment . (Call or email us for assistance)

Please note that Currency can be selected from the header at top of any page ( 6 Currency Options Available) to see all rates and pay  in that currency .