Here’s Your Guide for Kashmiri Bride Trousseau (Wardan) List

Congratulations! A little birdie told us you got engaged. As soon as the ‘thaph’ phase starts getting over, it must have hit you that it’s time to start preparing for the wedding and the wardan. The wardan or the trousseau includes the items that the Kashmiri bride takes to her new home after her wedding. […]

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Everything You Need to Know About A Kashmiri Wedding: The Complete Guide

When you think about Kashmir, the things that come into your mind are its cool weather, Srinagar’s serene shikara rides and the floating market of Dal Lake. The list continues with the majestic mountains and the lush green valleys which resemble white and green sapphires embedded in a crown. Everyone who knows about this paradise […]

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Know Your Vendor: Makeup Artist Zoha Wani from Makeovers By Zoha

Tell us something about yourself My name is Zoha Wani. I have done PG in MSW(Masters in Social work). I’m a freelance makeup artist specializing in beautiful bespoke bridal makeup, special events, photo shoots & corporate functions. I also share my expertise by providing private and group consultations & lessons. Have you done any course […]

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7 Amazing Stores to Buy Wedding Lehenga in Kashmir

“Khandar” has always been a dream. Like seriously, we all think of getting married one day. Of course, not for the different life ahead but for all those new clothes, lehnga, jewelry, shoes, makeup, and what not. Selecting the wedding dress has been a lifelong process for many of us. It’s the one day where […]

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List of Kashmiri Middleman (Manzimyoer)

A manzimyoer (middleman) or manzimyarin (middlewoman) is a person who connects two families in an arranged marriage in Kashmir. Here are some of them who are active in Kashmir. Click on them for contact details. Abdul Wahab Ali Mohd Sofi Ali Mohd Abdul Kabir Abdul Salam Abdul Rashid Bakir Farooq Ahmad Farooq (Pattan) Ghulam Mohammad […]

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11 Elegant and Unique Mehandi Cakes to Inspire You

One of the essential pre-wedding ceremonies in a Kashmiri wedding is the mehandi ceremony. On the mehandi day (or raat), the bride and other girls apply mehandi aka henna on their hands. The ceremony takes place for the groom too in which mehandi is applied on his little finger. The mehandi ceremony is incomplete without […]

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8 Cool Ways to Reuse Your Old Wedding Cards

8 Cool Ways to Reuse Your Old Wedding Cards Kashmir is a stupendous place with a massive population. Weddings take place every now and then, and so the reception of wedding cards is quite frequent. Sadly, the leftover bundle of cards, which were chosen so diligently and meticulously become an eyesore after the extravagant event. […]

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7 Amazing Kashmiri Female Mehandi Artists That You Should Book For Your Wedding

7 Amazing Kashmiri Female Mehandi Artists That You Should Book For Your Wedding A wedding is incomplete without mehndi or henna on the bride’s hands and feet. Earlier, matchsticks were used to apply the mehandi on the mahrin. Eventually, things changed and proper mehandi artists came into the picture. Since the past few years, male […]

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9 Perfectly Captured Rukhsati Moments That Will Make You Cry

9 Perfectly Captured Rukhsati Moments That Will Make You Cry The diversity of Kashmiri culture is vast, grand, and beautiful. One representation of this grandeur is Kashmiri weddings. Every desi wedding has various ceremonies and rituals depending on where you come from, but one ceremony that is common to all is known as Vidai/Bidai/Rukhsati. Rukhsati […]

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Dear moji, please stop with ‘Pagah chui wariv ghar gasun’

Dear moji, please stop with ‘Pagah chui wariv ghar gasun’ Sameena (10) and her brother (12) were fighting over the remote when she heard her mother shout, ‘Sameena, kya chakh karaan. Pagah chui wariv ghar gasun.’ That is not the first time when Sameena had heard those lines. As far as she can remember, ‘Pagah […]

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