Date of publication: 2017-08-26 17:38
The saptapadi or seven steps is another important ritual where the couple must go around the holy fire seven times. The groom chants mantras with each step. Thereby he requests his wife to take good care of the house, cook wholesome and healthy meals for their family, be thrifty with money, be an understanding and supporting partner to him, etc. The bride promises to fulfill these requests.
Although Gujaratis have made great strides in improving their living conditions, poverty, malnutrition, and a lack of basic services such as drinking water and health facilities continue to be problems. The Gujarat government is deeply involved in the massive Sardar Sarovar Dam project on the Narmada River. Although it was planned to help provide irrigation and power to the state, a lack of resources and an anti-dam environmental movement have made the project controversial. As Mohandas Gandhi's home state, Gujarat has been identified with the nonviolence movement. However, violence between Hindus and Muslims erupts from time to time across the normally peaceful state.
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The chandlo (applying the vermilion mark on the forehead) announces the acceptance of the alliance between the two families. The bride 8767 s father and four other male members from her family visit the groom carrying auspicious items and the bride 8767 s father applies the chandlo on the groom 8767 s forehead and gives him a shagun (a blessing symbolised by a token sum of money).
Most Gujarati Hindus cremate their dead, although some lower-caste groups bury them. Ashes and bone are collected from the funeral pyre to be scattered, if at all possible, in the sacred Ganges River. Jain funeral customs tend to follow the Hindu pattern, while Muslims bury their dead.
Many groups contribute to Gujarati culture. From the Vaishnavas come the legends and mythology of Krishna, to whom are ascribed the popular Ras and Garba folk dances. Jains influenced temple architecture and developed a distinctive style of painting. Muslim architecture in Gujarat combined Hindu elements with its own styles.
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In cities, Gujaratis have access to movies, radio, and television. In villages, however, traditional forms of entertainment remain part of community life. Traditional entertainment may be part of religious fairs and festivals or provided by traveling bands of professional entertainers. Castes who traditionally have been associated with music and theater perform a folk drama known as Bhavai . The Bhats and Charans are bards and genealogists who have preserved much of the region's folk culture and traditions.
Gujarati girls play house, dress their dolls, and hold mock wedding ceremonies. Boys play marbles, spin tops, fly kites, and play such games as kabaddi (team wrestling). Khokho, a kind of team tag game, is another popular local pastime. Soccer, cricket, field hockey, and basketball are enjoyed throughout Gujarat.
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The saree is the usual bridal wear for Gujarati girls. It is worn in a bit different style with the palav facing the front. Red is the colour which is thought to be most auspicious for the occasion. Designer lehengas are also fast becoming popular these days.
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Gujaratis have a cultural heritage that can be traced back to a civilization that existed 8555 years ago. Signs of this include an ancient bead factory discovered at the archaeological site at Lothal. Gujarati literature dates to the twelfth century.