The ring game at Indian weddings

Ring Game at Indian Weddings

The ring game at Indian weddings is a fun tradition that is played, with the couple on opposing sides, after the wedding ceremony. This game is observed in Hindu, Jain, and Sikh wedding traditions. As you can see in the photos below, like most things at an Indian wedding family and friends are present. In the ring game even though the players are the couple, the teams are really his and hers.

In this game the couple is tasked with fishing out a ring from a large pot which is full of The superstition is that the winner will ‘rule’ the household.

When Is The Ring Game Played?

The ring game is played after the wedding ceremony. Some couples have stuck to tradition by carving out time in-between the wedding and reception for it. Because the wedding day itself is often busy and hectic and on a tight schedule, some couples postpone this and other traditions to play the next day amongst family and closest friends.

As you can see in the photos below, at both of these weddings, the ring game was played on the wedding day, after the ceremony and before the reception.

This bride clearly won the ring game after her Indian wedding!

The ring game at Indian weddings
Photo: Greycard Photography

Summary

The ring game at Indian weddings is observed by Hindu, Jain, and Sikh cultures. The bride and groom are supposed to fish a ring out of a large pot full of milk, flower petals and other natural ingredients to reduce clarity of the water. The bride’s family and friends root for her and the groom’s family and friends root for him. It is believed that whomever wins will ‘rule’ the household.

The ring game is one of many traditions that make Indian weddings fun!

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