South Asian Weddings
Hindu Sacred Fire?
What are you using for the sacred fire that you will walk around during your ceremony? A ghee fire (like an oil lamp, with a wick)? An alcohol burner? A candle?
Does it have to be on the floor, or up on a table? Will you throw rice into it? Put it on a metal tray?
I'm especially interested to hear from any of you who might be doing (or have already done) an interfaith wedding. We're including a few traditions from both Christianity and Hinduism, and we're thinking about using the unity candle for the seven steps as well... Neither I nor my fiance have been to many Indian weddings since most of his relatives live far away, and we're mostly reliant on youtube videos, vague memories, and our own instincts...
We're also not completely clear on our venue's rules about open flames/fire, but we are certain at this point that candles are ok.
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