Photo : Ring Ceremony
Artist : Sagar Thukral
Taken : 30 April 2012
License : Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Category : Wedding
Tags : Engagement Ceremony, Engagement Ring, Indian Wedding, Marriage, Ring, Ring Ceremony
Camera : Nikon D90
ISO Speed Ratings : 320
Shutter Speed : 1/125 seconds
Aperture : F 14.00
Focal Length : 75.00 mm
Exposure Bias : 0.67
Subject Distance : 1.00 m
Indian weddings are known for their elaborate ceremonies and opulent celebrations. Besides, they are held in a very traditional manner, commemorating numerous rituals as per the ancient Vedic era. This has sanctified the institution of marriage, making it one of the most important happenings in one’s life. Engagement ceremony or ring ceremony is one such ceremony which marks the beginning of the wedding concord.
A ring in its simplest form is a circle, which means ‘forever’. Engagement ring is a symbol of the promise of marriage. It is also a symbol of the commitment to join as one in a lifelong relationship as husband and wife. The act of wearing an engagement ring lets other men know that the woman’s feelings are engaged by somebody else.
The tradition of the engagement ring dates back many years. It was once believed that the fourth finger of the left hand contained the vena amoris (or vein of love) and that this vein connected directly to the heart. This tradition has endured and that is why today both engagement rings and wedding rings are placed on this particular finger. In this way then the wedded couple was believed to be joined at the heart.
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