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Traditional Sikh marriage in India : Ardas, palla, and lama
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- Moving images
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Feb. 1985 (Creation)
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1 video file (1 hr., 3 min., 32 sec. ; 13 GB) : MOV, col., sd.
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Item consists of a Punjabi-, Jatt-, and Sikh-Canadian family's home movie featuring a wedding and family members speaking outside, singing, and dancing.
Donor(s) and project contributed description follows: "The bride's side of the family takes their seat beside the groom and the ceremony begins. There’s an Ardas, a request for a blessing. The priest Jathadar Ji advises the couple on how to conduct their lives together according to Sikh traditions and religious edicts.
The bride’s father takes the palla around the groom’s neck and puts it around his daughter, officially blessing them. The lamas begin; the couple bows down and walks around the Guru. The lama is repeated four times and with each lama, the couple gets closer to marriage. After that and more scripture, the audience members pay their respect one by one. The couple is seen off and returns and celebrates in their ancestral village with sweets, blessings and dancing."
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Digital copy available. See http://digital.library.yorku.ca/islandora/object/yul:1153233.
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Digitized from VHS videocassette.
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2020/11/17 KCP. Created.
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