Punjab is the state in North West of India. Punjab is names means the "Land of Five Rivers", referring to the five rivers that flow through the region. The Greeks also referred to Punjab as Pentapotamia, an inland delta of five converging rivers.Historically, the Punjab region has been the gateway to the Indian from east.
Punjab portrays cultural and religious values of India where even today, people of this state have preserved their tradition in its original form. Sikh and Punjabi Hindu form the major part of Punjab’s community. Major caste sub-groups in Punjabi community are Jatt Sikh, Khatri, Kalal/Ahluwalia, Saini, Chhimba, Kamboj, Labanas, Lohar, Mahtam, Mazhabi, Nais, Rajput, Ramgarhia, Ramdasia and Soods etc.
The people of Punjab love splendor and grandeur. A marriage in Punjab is like an event of jubilation and gaiety carnivals. Punjab is famous for large heartedness, cheerfulness who believes to live every moment of their lives. They observe and celebrate several rituals accompanied with music and dance program on every evening until the day of the wedding.
Punjab bride is dressed in either red or pink dress enhancing the fantastic beauty of Punjabi girl. The bride attire is usually extravagant with full-embroidered lehengas, chunni or dupatta on her head, adorned with hefty jewelry made from gold and diamond. The Punjabi bridal jewelry comprises of earrings, necklace, anklets, mangtikka and most special kaliren and red and white colored Chura (made from plastic and ivory). Punjab groom wears either Sherwani pajamas or western outfits. Punjabi food has a huge range of dishes for which Punjabi cuisine is placed as a world leader in the field. Typically, Punjab marriage cuisine comprises of channa bhatura, paneer dishes, tandoori chicken, vegetable pulao, sweets and deserts like Rasagulla, Gulab Jamun, ice-cream. The menu may include Papri Chaat, Dahi Bhalle and other famous dishes on the wedding or reception occasion.