Kolkata: A Bengali Wedding often referred to as ‘Biye ’is quite a visual treat. A host of deep, meaningful rituals and tradition are performed amidst riot of colourfully elegant and immensely creative decorations.
The Bengali weddings are celebrations of colour, camaraderie and beauty above all else. Bengal has long been known for its tolerance – be it in religion, culture or anything else. Now, the State Government’s Tourism Department has decided to put that to good use by inviting foreign tourists to experience traditional marriages.
Bengali marriages are nothing but a visual attraction for all. Thus Tourism department also planning to put extra recipe into their dishes. They are planning for a tour package where ‘Bengali Marraiges’ would be the center of hallmark. Foreign tourists would be invited to select marriages by the department, and it would be part of tour packages.
The tourists would be able to experience and enjoy the various sights and sounds of traditional marriages of Bengal. They would be encouraged to be in traditional garb too, to have an even more immersive experience. This is a highly appreciable move to promote the cultures of Bengal.
In a Bengali Marriage, there are many steps like – Sankha Porano, Jol Sowa, Dodhi Mongol, Birddhi Puja, Gaye Holud and Tatta, Bor Jatri and Boron, Ashirbaad, Saat Paak and Shuvo Drishti, Mala Bodol, Kanya Sampradan, Hom, Saptapadi, Sindoor dan, Bashi Biye, Bidayee
In this connection, it may be noted that Bengal is among the top five states in terms of arrival of foreign tourists, and these and other measures by the Trinamool Congress-led government are expected to boost the sector further.