What is a Baraat?

A Baraat is a celebratory wedding procession for the groom within certain Indian cultures that involves a combination of live music and dancing.

It does not hold any religious significance but is an important custom nonetheless.

Key Points

  • During Hindu and Sikh weddings, the Groom is led to the marriage venue in a procession known as the Baraat.
  • He arrives wearing a Sahara and Saafa while carrying a kirpan and is accompanied by family members, groomsmen, and other friends known as baraatis.
  • It is a good idea to wear something comfortable that you will be able to easily move around in.
  • Women normally wear a Lehenga, Anarkali, or Gown.
  • Guests should not wear red as the bride will be wearing red or black.
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