Jain Center Of Metropolitan Chicago



"Jai Jeenendra! One of the South Asian wedding ceremonies is the Jain weddings, which is a part of Hindu wedding ceremony but the rituals and the practices are a little different then the rest of the Hindu ceremony. Jain weddings are typically simple although they involve a lot of intricate rituals that are governed by the strict Vivah Vidhi dictated by their religious texts. They follow two ways, either Shwetambar or Digamabar. According to Shwetambars, there are sixteen main rites in a marriage ceremony, whereas, Digambaras have a total of twenty prescribes rituals for their marriage ceremony. In modern days, they try to bring a uniformity in both the traidtion, and follow them as per the religious texts."