HINDU PRIEST SERVICES IN TEXAS My name is K.V. Doraiswamy Bhattar, I used to work as a priest in Sri Meenakshi Temple Pearland, TX for 20 years and now I am Retired from temple. Now I am a freelance priest to continue my services to the Hindu Community. I can speak 5 languages fluently ( Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English) I can perform all the rituals like SEEMANTHAM, PUNYAHAVACHANAM, NAAMAKARANAM, ANNAPRASHANAM, VIDHYARAMBHAM,CHOWLAM, UPANAYANAM, WEDDING SATHYANARAYANA PUJA, AYUSHYA HOMAM, NAVAGRAHA HOMAM, MRUTHYUNJAYA HOMAM, GANAPATHI HOMAM, GRUHAPRAVESHAM, 60TH,70TH,80TH BIRTHDAY ETC. I can drive to your place for performing required pujas, you may want to call me directly at the phone numbers below or e-mail me your requests. I can also prepare horoscopes and predict the same.
HINDU PRIEST SERVICES IN TEXAS My name is K.V. Doraiswamy Bhattar, I used to work as a priest in Sri Meenakshi Temple Pearland, TX for 20 years and now I am Retired from temple.Now I am a freelance priest to continue my services to the Hindu Community. I can speak 5 languages fluently ( Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English)I can perform all the rituals like SEEMANTHAM, PUNYAHAVACHANAM, NAAMAKARANAM,ANNAPRASHANAM, VIDHYARAMBHAM,CHOWLAM, UPANAYANAM, WEDDING SATHYANARAYANA PUJA, AYUSHYA HOMAM, NAVAGRAHA HOMAM, MRUTHYUNJAYA HOMAM, GANAPATHI HOMAM, GRUHAPRAVESHAM, 60TH,70TH,80THBIRTHDAY ETC. I can drive to your place for performing required pujas, you may want to call me directly at the phone numbers below or e-mail me your requests. I can also prepare horoscopes and predict the same.    

WEDDING (VIVAHAM)

Call me at 281- 489-0464 or 281-948-8368 kvdoraiswamybhattar@yahoo.com kvdoraiswamy60@gmail.com

 


 

 

Procedure for wedding Ceremony


Marriage is one of the sixteen sacraments laid down through vedic way of life to make an individual’s life noble & prosperous. Hindu Marriage symbolizes the sacred unionof two souls who have promised to fulfill the worldly & spiritual needs of one another throughout their life together to achieve Moksha (salvation).

 

 


Lakshmi puja for the Bride(Commence1 Hour before marriage begin)

 

Bride offers prayers to Ganesh, and Punyahavachan is done then Raksha bandhanam Palika Stapanam,Sumangali puja


The bride offers prayers to the supreme goddess Lakshmi seeking longevity and prosperity for herself and the groom.


Vara agamana (arrival of bridegroom)
The parents of the bride welcomes and greet the groom and his parents.
Yagnopaveetha dharanam
The groom offers prayers to lord Ganesha and inducted into wearing the sacred thread. and goes to kashee yathra

 

Dwarachara(Welcoming of the Bridegroom)
The bridegroom arrives at the place of marriage in a procession. Family members, friends and other relatives accompany him . Auspicious materials are carried along for good luck. Then the Prospective mother in law performs welcoming ceremony. Afterwards the groom approaches the marriage hall.


Veneration to Lord Ganesh
The bride arrives at the mantap along with her parents. The bride offers prayers to lord ganesha the remover of all obstacles for the successful completion of the marriage.
Punyahavachanam
The priest purifies pooja materials and the ceremony location by establishing kalsh with sanctified water.


ARRIVAL OF BRIDE(kanya agamanam)
The bride is escorted to the marriage altar. A curtain is held in front of the groom prior to the bride’s arrival. This is a message to the bride and the groom to avoid ideological differences in their marriage and not let anything separate the two of them from now on.


Mangalashtakam
The priest chants holy verses to seek the eight blessings of the divine for the marrying couple. The cloth veil in front of the groom is dropped and the bride and the groom greet each other by placing a flower garland around each other.

OOnjal (both bride and groom sit in oonjal(pidi sutral)then they will go to stage and sit with parents

 

Kanyaadan (giving away the Bride)
The bride/s parents perform Kanyadaan saying “We give our daughter in marriage to you with love and blessings. We pray that the almighty may guide you both along the right path and may help you to uphold dharma and truth. The bride’s parents give the bride to the groom through a symbolic gesture of holy water flowing from the parent’s hands through the bride’s hands to the groom’s hands.


Mangalya dharanam
The groom places a mangal sutra (a gold necklace symbolizing the married state of the bride) around her neck followed by the exchange of rings and garlands. The groom applies sindoor to the bride’s parted hair, the symbol of a married woman. Everyone assembles and blesses the couple at this moment by showering them with turmeric coated rice grains mixed with flower patels.

 

Exchange of Rings


Panigrahanam
The right hand of the bride is placed in the right hand of the groom as the priest prays for stability and longevity in their married life. The bride, considered to be the most sacred gift is give to the groom. The couple is advised to look upon each other with respect, sympathy and love , compassion. They are advised to be strong and righteous and show goodwill and affection to each other’s families.


Laaja homam:
This ritual invokes agni, the god of fire to be a witness to the wedding vows. The bride and the groom put parched rice into the sacred fire, which is handed to them by the brother of the bride, promising his sister support in her married life.


Mangal fera and Saptapadi
The holy fire is believed to be a great protection against evil and it is also a mediator and messenger between god and human . it is an eternal witness of the marriage. The couple circles this ceremonial fire seven times as the priest bestows blessings upon them. The bride and the groom take the seven steps of marriage together, With each of the first six steps, the seek blessings for their union. The final step completes their marriage.
1. With this first step, we pray for protection
2. With this second step, we seek to develop our physical mental and spiritual power.
3. With this third step, we seek to develop our wealth by righteous means.
4. With this forth step, we seek control over the five senses.
5. With this fifth step, let us be blessed with strong, virtuous and heroic children.
6. With this sixth step, we pray for health during all seasons.
7. With this seventh step, we become together forever always.


Arundhathi Darshan:
The bride and groom pay homage to the seven sages of the Universe, who are now represented by the seven stars in the constellation Ursa major and in particular the companion star named Arundati. The bride and groom take a vow to remain faithful and firm like the stars.


Aashirvad (Blessings)
The priest and the elders recite selected hymns from the Hindu scriptures invoking the blessings of god. He also whishes prosperity the newlyweds as well as to those who have assembled to witness the ceremony. The couple then receives blessings from their families relatives and friends. The relatives and friends wish the couple good luck, prosperity and a long life together.


Vidai (Farewell)
After the marriage ceremony festivities. The bride’s family bids her fearewell. This is a touching and emotional moment as the bride is leaving her childhood home to become a part of the groom’s family beginning the important role of wife and life-long companion.
9:30 am Lakshmi puja
The bride offers prayers to the supreme goddess Lakshmi seeking longevity and prosperity for herself and the groom.

 

ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF PROCEDURE OF WEDDING
 
 

all proceeding for Baraat along with groom and family
Procedure for wedding Ceremony
Marriage is one of the sixteen sacraments laid down through vedic way of life to make an individual’s life noble & prosperous. Hindu Marriage symbolizes the sacred unionof two souls who have promised to fulfill the worldly & spiritual needs of one another throughout their life together to achieve Moksha (salvation).
 

Vara agamana (arrival of bridegroom)

 

The parents of the bride welcomes and greet the groom and his parents.

 

Dwarachara(Welcoming of the Bridegroom)

The bridegroom arrives at the place of marriage in a procession. Family members, friends and other relatives accompany him . Auspicious materials are carried along for good luck. Then the Prospective mother in law performs welcoming ceremony. Afterwards the groom approaches the marriage hall.

 

Veneration to Lord Ganesh

 

The bride arrives at the mantap along with her parents. The bride offers prayers to lord ganesha the remover of all obstacles for the successful completion of the marriage.

 

Punyahavachanam
The priest purifies pooja materials and the ceremony location by establishing kalsh with sanctified water. 

 

ARRIVAL OF BRIDE(kanya agamanam)

The bride is escorted to the marriage altar. A curtain is held in front of the groom prior to the bride’s arrival. This is a message to the bride and the groom to avoid ideological differences in their marriage and not let anything separate the two of them from now on.

 

Mangalashtakam(Muhurtham)

The priest chants holy verses to seek the eight blessings of the divine for the marrying couple. The cloth veil in front of the groom is dropped and the bride and the groom greet each other by placing a flower garland around each other.

 

Kanyaadan (giving away the Bride)
The bride/s parents perform Kanyadaan saying “We give our daughter in marriage to you with love and blessings. We pray that the almighty may guide you both along the right path and may help you to uphold dharma and truth. The bride’s parents give the bride to the groom through a symbolic gesture of holy water flowing from the parent’s hands through the bride’s hands to the groom’s hands.

 

Mangalya dharanam
The groom places a mangal sutra (a gold necklace symbolizing the married state of the bride) around her neck followed by the exchange of rings and garlands. The groom applies sindoor to the bride’s parted hair, the symbol of a married woman. Everyone assembles and blesses the couple at this moment by showering them with turmeric coated rice grains mixed with flower patels
 

Panigrahanam
The right hand of the bride is placed in the right hand of the groom as the priest prays for stability and longevity in their married life. The bride, considered to be the most sacred gift is give to the groom. The couple is advised to look upon each other with respect, sympathy and love , compassion. They are advised to be strong and righteous and show goodwill and affection to each other’s families.

 

Laaja homam:
This ritual invokes agni, the god of fire to be a witness to the wedding vows. The bride and the groom put parched rice into the sacred fire, which is handed to them by the brother of the bride, promising his sister support in her married life.

 

Mangal fera and Saptapadi
The holy fire is believed to be a great protection against evil and it is also a mediator and messenger between god and human . it is an eternal witness of the marriage. The couple circles this ceremonial fire seven times as the priest bestows blessings upon them. The bride and the groom take the seven steps of marriage together, With each of the first six steps, the seek blessings for their union. The final step completes their marriage.

 

1. With this first step, we pray for protection
2. With this second step, we seek to develop our physical mental and spiritual power.
3. With this third step, we seek to develop our wealth by righteous means.
4. With this forth step, we seek control over the five senses.
5. With this fifth step, let us be blessed with strong, virtuous and heroic children.
6. With this sixth step, we pray for health during all seasons.
7. With this seventh step, we become together forever always.

 

Arundhathi Darshan:
The bride and groom pay homage to the seven sages of the Universe, who are now represented by the seven stars in the constellation Ursa major and in particular the companion star named Arundati. The bride and groom take a vow to remain faithful and firm like the stars.

 

Aashirvad (Blessings)
The priest and the elders recite selected hymns from the Hindu scriptures invoking the blessings of god. He also whishes prosperity the newlyweds as well as to those who have assembled to witness the ceremony. The couple then receives blessings from their families relatives and friends. The relatives and friends wish the couple good luck, prosperity and a long life together.

 

Vidai (Farewell)
After the marriage ceremony festivities. The bride’s family bids her fearewell. This is a touching and emotional moment as the bride is leaving her childhood home to become a part of the groom’s family beginning the important role of wife and life-long companion.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR WEDDING

 

Haldi

1 Cup

Kunkum

1 Cup

Rice

1 bag

Coconuts

10 nos.

Blouse pieces

10 nos.

Navadhanyam

1 pkt.

Flower garlands (grand-2 and ordinary 6 nos.)

 

Flowers

2 bunches

Fruits

5 varieties 5plates full

Milk

1 pint.

Bettle leaves and nuts

25 Nos.

Agarbathi

3 pkts.(good quality)

Chandan

1Pkt.

Yogurt

1 pint

Honey

1 small bottle

Aluminium Tray

1 small size

wood chips 1pkt + Dry coconuts(copare)-4

 

Plates for keeping things (Use and through is OK)

15 nos.

Kalasam Chombu(Silver preferred)

1 No.

Panchapathra & Uddarane(silver preferred)

3 sets

Thiru mangalyam(Mangala suthram)readily threaded in yellow thread also in Gold chain)

2 sets.

Toe rings

4 pairs

Aval pori (beeten paddy)(Laaja)

1 pkt.

Lakshmi Photo

1 big.

Nadaswaram tape with player

1 No.

Gifts for Bride, and Bride parents

 

Gifts for Bridegroom, and Groom Parents

 

Palika(small potts with mud)

5 Nos.

Saree and Blouse for lakshmi puja

1set

Big Oil lamps with wick and Oil

2 sets

Ghee

1 bottle

Phala thamboolam(fruits and gifts for Public.)

 

any other gifts you wish to give to couples

 

1$-Coins--------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

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Blouse pieces--------------------------------------------------------------

10 nos.

Kalasam chombu (Silver preferred)

2 Nos.

Panchapatram(silver preferred)+Uddarane

2 sets

match box 2

 

paper towel------------------2 rolls

 

Kasi yathra Plate for washing groom's feet-------1

 

( a silk vastram and Pidi sutral(color rice balls 32 nos.-for tamil wedding and a Oonjal is needed)

 

Yellow Rice(Rice mixed with Haldi powder , corals, and white perls-------------needed for Talambralu(telugu wedding)

 in 2 Bowls

A seperate 1plate Yellow rice(akshata )mixed with ghee and haldi is needed for asheervadam and puja

1plate

 

 

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