Anand Karaj is the religious name for a Sikh Wedding ceremony. It is considered one of the purest, graceful and tranquil experiences, held under the pristine white dome and in the presence of the holy book, ‘The Guru Granth Sahib Ji’. Like any other traditional Indian wedding ceremony, Anand Karaj also has Pheras (called Laavan or Laavan Phere) to solemnise the wedding.
Anand Karaj, the ceremony where both the families of the bride and the groom, celebrate the union of two kindred spirits in a quaint setting amidst the presence of God. Anand Karaj is one of the most sacred way of tying the knot, a long-living tradition that all Sikhs and even North Indians are now opting for.
A joyful union of two souls, a Sikh wedding ceremony usually spans across a few days. The pre and post-wedding ceremonies include a mixture of rituals. Let us learn in detail about each of these ceremonies.