Hindu is the predominant religion referring an identity associated with philosophy, religious and cultural systems of the Indian subcontinent. Hinduism is the world third largest religion with majority of people residing in India and other are spread in Southeast Asian countries. Hinduism includes a wide range of laws based on the concept of Karma, Dharma, and Ahinsa.
There is no single founder of this religion is viewed as most complex historical world religions. It is like an umbrella comprising the plurality of religious phenomena based on Vedic traditions where Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism are adherents of Hinduism
Hindu marriage is highly auspicious and sacred occasion celebrated with a union of compatible hindu bride and hindu groom giving commitment to each other for longlife to pursue kama (physical desire), dharma (duty), artha (possession) and moksa (spiritual release) together. There are eight different types of Hindu marriages where Brahma, Daiva, Arhsa, Prajapatya marriages are four out of eight types which are religiously sanctioned.
Typically, rituals performed at marriage ceremony consist of prayers, vows and invocation recited in Sanskrit. The marriage ceremony is performed under the beautifully decorated mandap surrounded by four pillars representing four parents who played important role in growing up their children to become responsible adults. The rituals are performed before the sacred fire, Agni considered to be an eternal witness of marriage. Hindu wedding ceremony can be extravagant and expensive where number of invitees can easily reach up to 500 people. A ceremony is conducted with live instrumental band and family and friend bless the couple singing regional matrimony songs. After marriage gets accomplished guests are served with regional delicacies.