Bride of Bengal



The Women of Bengal are very charming and beautiful with lovely long black hair.
The Women of Bengal are very charming and beautiful with lovely long black hair. The unique style of draping their sarees makes them look homely and traditionally awesome. The Bengalis have a very pleasing way of pampering the brides-to-be. The Bengalis are very artistic and hence the brides are decorated with lovely ornaments and showered with gifts and sarees.

The Bengalis are very artistic and hence the brides are decorated with lovely ornaments and showered with gifts and sarees.

In a series of ceremony the Bengali bride receives sarees and sweet-meats from her husband-to-be’s family. In the Haldi and oil ceremony the bride is smeared with oil and haldi so that her skin will glow and she shall look more beautiful and gorgeous on her wedding day. Even sandal wood paste is used to give her a flawless skin.

The Bengali brides wear red, maroon, pink color saree on their wedding day.
Red is the color that Bengalis love and flaunt it on every special occasion. The Bengali brides wear red, maroon, pink color saree on their wedding day. The banarasi silk in widely used and is common and most popular. The traditional saree is generally in white with red or maroon or pink border. The bengali bride might prefer a completely bright red silk saree with gold zari or buta work on it. The sarees with kantha work also look amazing on the brides. The silk sarees that are available for brides are hand crafted beautifully with various ancient prints and designs.


The bengali bride looks no less than a princess on her wedding day, the whole focus of the wedding is almost the bride alone and hence her friends and relatives try their best and make her look fabulous.

bengali bride and groom
The bindi that adorns the face of the bengali bride is quite huge. On the bride’s fore head small white and red dots are decorated to make her look even more cute and pretty. The bride might choose any design she likes. The decoration on the forehead just above the eye-brows ends near the end of the brows or it may even extend a little.


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The hugely popular banarasi silk that the bengali bride wears for her wedding is of high quality and very heavy. Now a days the brides also prefer the kanjeevarams, paithani , etc as even they are elegant , royal and spectacular when draped. The sarees are also available in poly-silk and chiffons and georgettes which are quite popular too.

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As marriage is the happiest and auspicious day of their life they spend hugely on the sarees and ornaments. The alta is a must for Bengali brides. They apply generous amounts of alta on hands and feet of the bengali bride and decorate her with a particular design. The ornaments are huge and very attractive and very pleasing. They are made in gold which is considered to be auspicious and also wearing ornaments of gold are compulsory for the bride. The lipsticks that they wear are in different shades of bright reds.


The white saree with red border is worn by the bengalis mainly during puja days.And also during durga puja there is the ceremony of sindoor daan on dashami.That day is like traditionally reserved for wearing the white garad silk saree with red border.

Every Bengali wife is supposed to wear an iron bangle along with her white shankha(shell bangle) and red pola(coral bangle) apart from the usual sindoor that every Hindu wife has to wear.

and we Bengalis have like mainly two different set of traditions among us. Its like one set belongs to East Bengal ( erstwhile Bangladesh) and the other part belongs to West Bengal. This happened when there was like united Bengal before partition.nowadays its actually no big thing but yes there is difference in eating habits, yearly traditions and in wedding rituals too.


Bengali wedding rituals

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