"MARRIAGE IS A COMMITMENT TO SHARE AND CARE. SHARE ONE’S LIFE AND CARE FOR THE OTHER"
-SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR
Vivaha is one of the 16 samskaras stated in the Vaidic tradition and is celebrated with a number of significant Vaidic rituals and procedures. In order to understand the significance of the rituals of Vaidic wedding one need to be acquainted with life in accordance to Vaidic tradition.
Vivaha marks the beginning of Gruhastha Ashram, which is the second phase of life. After Vivaha one enjoys fulfilling the responsibilities. In Vedic tradition, Gruhastha ashram supports, nurtures and beholds the other three phases, viz., Brahmacharya, Vanaprastha and sanyasa. A married couple takes charge of their household, extends family by begetting children, and nurtures a cohesive family.
Passionately committed to make your Wedding into a grand celebration in the Vaidic Style For our generation and most importantly for the generations to come
The learned pundits (Vaidic priests) conduct the ceremonies in authentic way. They are proficient in Vedas and other sacred scriptures, equipped to perform all sixteen samskaras as prescribed in the scriptures. The Vaidic Yagnas (fire ceremony) performed during wedding ceremony invoke the Devatas (God).
One of the most important rituals that creates a loving bondage between the bride and the groom, is “Saptapadi” - Seven steps along with seven eternal oaths taken in the presence of their elders and beloved. The pandit chants and explains the seven oaths and the bridegroom accepts and that means - we have walked seven steps, become companions, and friends, and from now on we shall live virtuously together, inseparable. He takes an oath that the bride shall not be bypassed in terms of Dharma (Virtues), Artha (means of life), Kama (Desires) and Moksha (Liberation).
Vaidic wedding is based on love, absolute trust, mutual affection, the capacity to adjust and the sharing the responsibilities. At every stage of the wedding ceremony, the Mantras from the Vedas are recited and prayers are offered to insure a smooth and happy life. The duties are assigned to both bride and groom and both are also given certain liberties too. The union being sacred, wedding is irrevocable and everlasting.
After wedding ceremony the couple enters into Gruhastha Ashram. Grahastha Ashram is the second stage of life – the householder stage – when newlyweds start their house hold. They enter into the relationship of a husband and wife by taking the vows of staying together in their pursuits of dharma, artha, kama and moksha. It is only after wedding the institution of family is nurtured and maintained.
Wedding - Types
The different types of weddings that we conduct at Ashrams and other Locations
Vivaha, a Vaidic Tradition, fulfils the three goals: Dharma - duties towards family and society. Prajana - begetting of progeny. Shraddha - to perform the rituals.
Samoohik Vivaha, as the name indicates multiple couples get married on the same venue and at the same time. It is usually organized on some auspicious day.
Vivaha at your Town
We can also organise wedding ceremony for you in your own city in consonance with pure Vaidic traditions by our trained pundits. Now you can enjoy the Vaidic wedding ceremony and celebrations in your home town with your family and friends.
Plan the weddings of your loved ones at the Bangalore Ashram, in its serene ambience, and the seamless arrangements by our experienced and dedicated team – Committed to make your Marriage a celebration.
We provide you with four Marriage Venues in the Bangalore Ashram, nestled majestically in 40 acres of exotic landscape, with whispering hills, dazzling water bodies, halls adorned with lovely flowers. With our adept arrangements and facilities you will be pampered with a relaxed and majestic wedding.
Our Wedding’s sattvik culinary offerings give immense satisfaction to the guests. We offer the best vegetarian catering services with the finest quality of food. Here, we offer an elaborate menu of the 75 delicious dishes which have been time and again appreciated in all the weddings. With food playing such an important role in the overall wedding experience, cuisine is given substantial attention.
Decorations and Photography
Wedding stage decor creates a lasting impact of your wedding. It is the centre of attraction during the entire wedding ceremony, so it needs to be handled with finesse and an eye for details. We create beautiful and exclusive decorations for the stage and the mantap. Our photographers are proficient in capturing every cherished moment aesthetically.
The Indian wedding ‘Baraat procession’ is an interesting affair; full of fun and enthusiasm. Our processions are heart-warming and exciting with Sangeet and Nadaswaram. We make the event more majestic with our elephant and horse.
What are the different facilities that we provide to make your function more rememberable
Large and spacious dining and buffet hall with Spacious and Hygenic kitchen area ( Food type: Vegetarian only )
Photo and Videography
Beautiful photo gallery of our various Wedding Rituals, decorations and Venues
These FAQs will help you to address most of the common queries.
What are the Document Proofs that has to be submitted?
Any one of the following Government provided ID Proof i.e Aadhar card, Pan card, Driving License, and Passport has to be submitted for both the Bride and Bridegroom before the Wedding.
What are the cost of various venues?
Please fill the enquiry/booking form with the details or you can register yourself at https://vaidicpujas.org/register. After successfully registering and login, you can then access the Venue packages cost
Is there parking available near your wedding venue(s)?
Yes parking facility is available. Fill your guests in on all the parking info and options available including whether they can leave their car overnight.
What type of food will be served at wedding?
Sure you want there to be some surprises at your wedding, but providing guests with a few menu details will help them plan accordingly. We will have the facility for only Vegetarian Food. There are no options for Non-Vegetarian Food. Liquor or cocktails are strictly not allowed.
Is the ceremony wheelchair accessible?
If you have guests who use wheelchairs or other aids, make sure your ceremony is accessible. Most traditional wedding venues and places of worship are built with accessibility in mind. If there are stairs at your venue, you can check that there are ramps and elevators available. If your ceremony is outdoors, make sure that there are walkways and ramps in place, to make sure all of your guests can arrive safely.
Is it ok to post the photos on social media?
Depending on your guests, you might have a hard time stopping them from posting pictures! You can always make the request, though.
Sometimes guests are more willing to cooperate if you give them a timeline. For example, you could ask that no one posts their pictures before you’ve had a chance, then add a date for them to go ahead.
How Much Does a Wedding Cost?
The good news is that costs are available for almost any budget, but, of course, the final cost depends upon the venue, decorations, catering and other services that you have opted for. Register yourself and access our Budget Estimator to get a rough estimate of the budget.
What does our customer say about the various events that are organized by us
Feeling blessed to have my children celebrate my 60th Birthday (Shashtipoorti) celebrations at Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru. With years and years of vaidic chanting and meditators meditating, serenity and calmness was in the air. Sattvic food and beauty of the décor arranged by ashram team was mesmerising. Panditjis explaining significance of the homas added essence and meaningfulness. Usually when setting up such events we drain energy, but the arrangements done by the team here ensured, we had all things in place and actually we ended up gaining energy . Gurudev’s divine darshan and blessings is out of the world experience . Highly recommended place for multiple events they cater like wedding, vaidic samskaras, birthdays, anniversaries for all age groups
Life is about celebration. Birthdays, festivals, vacations are all there to add to uplift the spirit. In a similar vein, children out of love for parents like to make them happy in their sunset years. Shashtipoorthi and Bhimaratha Shanti at age 60 and 70 years are very old customs followed in the South Indian tradition where the parents go through a wedding ritual in the presence of the Guru, friends and family. I for one felt overwhelmed on both these occasions when my children had it organized for me. I had the pleasure of reaffirming my love not only for my life partner but also for the entire family and extended family. The pandit explained the significance of the chants and the three short Homas that purified the atmosphere. The abhishekam that followed was an awesome experience. The change to fresh clothes after that gave me a feeling of a new life begun! The sit down lunch on banana leaf with all the guests was indeed so traditional and special. All told, I would highly recommend this half a day function as a great celebration and binding factor for all families. Apart from the spiritual element there is an air of great bonhomie and fun!