Haryana is one of the wealthiest states in India proud of its rich cultural heritage that goes back to Vedic times. The people of the state follow their old customs and traditions of meditation, yoga and chanting of Vedic mantras.
In Haryana, the city of Gurgaon has rapidly emerged as a major hub for the information technology and automobile industries. Gurgaon is home to Maruti Udyog Limited, India’s largest automobile manufacturer, and Hero MotoCorp Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers. Yamuna Nagar, Panipat, Panchkula and Faridabad are also industrial hubs, with the Panipat Refinery being the second largest refinery in South Asia. There are also long established steel, plywood, paper and textile industries in the state.
Many sites in the state have huge historical significance. Sites in the state were part of the Indus Valley and Vedic Civilizations. Several decisive battles were fought in the area, which shaped much of the history of India. These include the epic battle of Mahabharata at Kurukshetra mentioned in the Hindu mythology, and the three battles of Panipat.
Haryana marriages have preserved old religious and social traditions and celebrate them with great enthusiasm. The state is known for its wealth of folk songs and dances. The people perform folk dances at marriages, births, festivals and harvest times. Apart from magnificence, Haryana matrimonial are equally loyal to adhere to all customs and traditions that include several wedding rites and rituals. Traditionally, the Haryana marriage ceremony is the center of attraction at the customary Indian weddings where ritual and rites are observed before and after the wedding ceremonies. The major wedding ceremonies include Havan (sacrifice to the fire called Rajham),
Kanyadaan (bride’s father gives her hand to groom), Gath Bandhan (signify eternal bond), Mangal Phere (bride and groom encircle holy fire to lead life together in prosperity and happiness). Khoria dance is a special dance performed after the long wait when the bridegroom brings new bride to his home.
Haryana marriage is all about bonding bride and groom into a relationship with trust, respect, appreciation and admiration to each other performing responsibilities together.