Significance of Thaka in Wedding

Mukta Event Managers are one of the most professional event managers in Hyderabad. We try to provide event management services at an affordable cost. In this series we are providing a glossary of all the terms regarding Indian Marriages. 

The first pre-wedding ceremony in a Punjabi wedding is the Thaka. It is a quick, small, intimate gathering of the couple’s families and closest friends. It is accompanied by lunch/dinner or a high tea, to announce the Betrothal. This is also referred to as the Roka.

When does it happen?
This can be performed at any time during the day or evening.

What happens?

  • The couple get formally committed to each other and announce their intention of being together.
  • The elders in the families choose an auspicious date for the ceremony which is calculated using a Panchanga and a Hindu Calendar.
  • Post that the groom’s family goes to the bride’s house with gifts, jewellery, clothes as shagun to confirm the engagement.
  • This commitment is followed by an Ardaas – a prayer in the form of a request or an offering performed by the Sikhs
  • The groom’s father gives money as shagun or token to the bride. Then offers and feeds her a sweet. The bride’s father performs the same with the groom.
  • Thaka usually takes place at the bride’s house or at a venue arranged by her family.
  • The couple is free to court each other on the completion of this ceremony.
This article is brought to you by Mukta Event Managers, one of the best wedding planners in Hyderabad. We specialize in birthdays, candid photography. We are the best event management company in Hyderabad with utmost quality and care to the customer.