Bali Wedding Tradition
Bali wedding for Balinese people called” Wiwaha” which mean it is one of the live stage of Balinese people which called Grahasta.It is part of Catur Asrama.Grahasta itself commenced with Brahmacari , grahasta,wanaprasta and Biksuka .Many wedding vows also said that marriage is joining or relation of two person between adult man and women which is recognized by law and united by a certain duties and right .Both party become one in relation with born children due to the marriage .
Hindu wedding is an order from religion to release their acestor`s problem which had died .Hindu wedding is recognized by Family if the couple already had their wedding in Hindu Procession .
Type of Hindu wedding in Bali
There are 8 type of Hindu Wedding in Bali, the first wedding called Brahma Wiwaha.The marriage base on own choice and like each other of both party ,this type of wedding the most common practiced wedding nowdays .2nd is Daiwa Wiwaha ,giving a bride to groom which already been blessed by the Hindu Priest, this type of wedding very rare practised in Bali .3rd wedding giving a bride to groom after the groom family give dowry of cows to bride family .This type of wedding also very rare recently but still can find in Bali .the fourth wedding type called Prajapati wiwaha: giving the bride after father of bride giving an order or message to both bride and groom and Bride give her respect to groom .Asura Wiwaha,it is almost the same as the arsa wiwaha but the different on dowry , the dowry is not a cow but can be in the form of gold , jewellary.Gandharwa wiwaha,a marriage happened due to the desire for sex .Raksasa wiwaha, a force marriage which the groom kidnap the bride after family house is devastated .this marriage no more practiced as again the humanity and law.Paisaca wiwaha, a groom force the bride and marry her . no longer practiced in Bali .
The marriage system in Bali
The marriage system in Bali can be classified into 4 method.1st one called Meminang, which mean the groom`s family will visit the bride`s family and express their goal to take her daughter to be a wife .after both family agree thus best day for the marriage day will be selected .2nd method is called Ngerorod or escape wedding , the bride escape from home without any notice for marriage but the groom will put a message that he and she like each other and want to marry .The family of the groom will follow it up to bride family to say apology about this matter .System of Nyentana which mean the groom will marry the bride and groom will leave their house and stay at Bride`s fam house .the last system is force marriage or called Melegandang . A Marriage without any love sense . .No one practice it any more
Hindu Wedding procession
We will write down on next page of Bali wedding tradition