Varmala & It’s significance in Indian Weddings

Although most of the wedding rituals are twisted forms of some family tradition, there are some whose existence can be traced from historical times. Varmala is one of them. It has great historical significance since this is exactly how princesses used to choose their husbands during their swayamvar. (Remember how Draupadi chose Arjun as her husband during the epic swayamvar?) The tradition of exchanging flower garlands has been going on for thousands of years! Even though we’ve moved on from swayamvars, couples still exchange varmalas during the wedding as a depiction of accepting each other as better halves, for life and beyond. In some states, people still prefer to call it Jaimala!

Varmala - Bride & Groom exchange garlands Leela Palace Udaipur

Most people prefer Varmalas made of fresh flowers. The best combination…

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