Hindu Weddings - Lord Ganesh
The Indian culture considers marriage to be the thirteenth of sixteen sacraments, a rite enabling two individuals to start their journey in life together.
The institution of marriage can be traced back to Vedic times (Vedas are the Holy Scriptures of the Hindu religion, dating back several thousand years.) The Hindu wedding lays emphasis on three essential values: Happiness, harmony and growth.
The Hindu wedding ceremony is performed under a Mandap (a sanctified alter), which is erected to represent the universe and is a sacred place of worship.
The four posts in the corners symbolizes the four stages of life:
- Old age
The actual ceremony is a collection of rituals performed by the bride and groom, their parents and close relatives. During the rituals, the priest recites Mantras (sacred verses) from the Holy Scriptures.
Ice sculptures can play a role in the whole ceremony bringing a new and exciting dimension to the wedding and ceremony. Lord Ganesh is a very popular ice sculpture we carve for Hindu weddings. It is by no means the only ice sculpture one could use.
During the ceremony the priest will use a variety of objects and items, for example, Fresh Flowers (to signify purity and beauty), Coconuts (to symbolize fertility), rice grains, Fire, Ghee and Vermillion. With imagination and how YOU want to symbolize your wedding we can create just about any piece you desire: Flowers (real or not) frozen in ice, coconuts (again real or symbolic), Fire...or even symbols of Childhood, youth, marriage and old age.
The Hindu ceremony is steeped in rituals, tradition and set procedures. The items in your wedding can be brought right up-to-date with an old and modern medium - ice.
No. of Ice Blocks - ONE
Item - Ice Sculpture or Vodka Luge
Format - Portrait
Height - 1m x 1/2m wide
Text - No
Delivery to venue - Yes
Complete set-up of sculpture at venue - Yes
Lighting included - Yes
Lighting set-up created for you at venue - Yes
Drain Tray - Yes
Thick-bore Tubing - Yes
12-point Check Assessment - Yes