Indian Wedding Music has it all

Indian Wedding Music has become all about whatever the couple wants. Certainly religious customs will play a part, but variety, with lots of joyful celebration set to the tone for a great party-like event.

An Indian wedding can last for several days. This might take some getting used to, but I think it’s refreshing compared to our Western way of doing everything as fast we can and wondering what just happened.

In India, the wedding music is basically a mixture of traditional, folk and contemporary themes. During the ceremony all the female friends and family members gather to celebrate the occasion by singing traditional songs and dancing to rejoice. The songs sung at this point of time are basically based on the wedding life of the bride. Women tease the bride by cracking jokes about the groom and his family members.

There is music for the pre-wedding, ceremony, post-ceremony, reception and dancing - lots of dancing. It is seen as a time of rejoicing when two people begin a new life together. Songs are sung to pray for the new family’s success and prosperity in new life.

For more traditional Indian wedding music you can expect to hear two instruments The shehnai is an wind instrument, a double reed conical oboe, common in North India, West India, Iran, and Pakistan. It’s made out of wood and has a metal flare bell at the end.


Its sound has been associate with creating and maintaining a sense of good fortune. It can inspire respect, purity, or reverence. This is what makes it a popular choice for weddings, processions, even the temples of West India. Shehnai is usually played at traditional North Indian weddings and is associated with the bride leaving her parental house for her husband's house.

Its sound has been associate with creating and maintaining a sense of good fortune. It can inspire respect, purity, or reverence. This is what makes it a popular choice for indian wedding music, processions, even the temples of West India. Shehnai is usually played at traditional North Indian weddings and is associated with the bride leaving her parental house for her husband's house.

It is also played in public concerts. The South Indian equivalent of the shehnai is the nadaswaram.

Dukar-Tikar are kettledrums which accompany shehnai, an Indian woodwind instrument.

Here are suggested songs for Indian wedding music:

1. Pairon Me Bandhan He (Mohabbatein)

2. Daya Daya Daya Re (Dil Ka Rishta)

3. Dola Re Dola (Devdas)

4. Mujhe Rang De (Thakshak)

5. Choori Bajji He (Yes Boss)


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