It is the job of groomsmengrooms brotherscousins to not let the brides entourage to steal the shoes and at the same time the brides side has to try their best to get the shoes and hide. Yeah so she steals the grooms shoes and its always expected like Indian men will take out cash like over 100 before their wedding day because they know they have to pay for their shoes back.
And basically its like a sign of wealth.
Indian wedding stealing shoes. At that point his saalis or the brides sisterscousinsbridesmaids steal the shoes and return them for some money. When the groom enters the mandap for the wedding ceremony he takes off his shoes as per South Asian custom. Indian weddings have a lot of traditions which might end up making the event dull and boring especially for the fun loving guests.
If she succeeds the groom must pay her to. The ultimate goal of this tradition is for the brides sisters to steal the Grooms as a prank and promise to give the shoes back only if they get a handsome fee at the end of the wedding. The agni or holy fire is central to an Indian wedding ceremony.
When the groom enters the mandap for the wedding ceremony he takes off his shoes. The inception or the actual origin of this fun-filled tradition is not exactly known but it has been prevalent for centuries in the larger realm of Indian customs and wedding traditions. Jutti Chupai is a traditional ritual performed in Indian weddings where the bridesmaids of the bride.
In the popular Indian wedding game Jutti Chupai bridesmaids steal and hide the grooms shoes just before the wedding ceremony begins. Jutti Chupai Traditional Game Indian Wedding. Once the ceremony is over the groom looks for his missing pair while the maids or saalis look on at his failed attempts.
Its supposed to be like a way of showing that he can support his wife and family financially. The typical Hindu Groom sports Joota embroidered Indian footwear on the day of his wedding. As soon as they are off his feet the eldest unmarried girls sisters cousins bridesmaids from the brides side of the family run off with them usually laughing and tripping over their lehngas.
Its supposed to be like a way of showing that he can support his wife and family financially. I attended one Indian wedding where there was an announcement made for all the guests to use the restroom prior to the ceremony beginning because no one was allowed to get up to wander. During this time the brides sisters steal the grooms shoes as a prank and promise to give the shoes back only if they get a handsome fee in return.
Photo courtesy of Orobella Studios and BLM Photos. Traditionally Indian weddings were arranged between two families. Someone will steal the grooms shoes.
It acts as a. Its a game played between two teams the brides side and the grooms side. If she is successful in this game of Jutti Chupai the groom must pay her to get them back in time for the ceremony.
Games were incorporated throughout Indian. The Indian Wedding is a complex schedule of many rituals that takes place days and even weeks before the wedding. A tradition prevalent for centuries in Indian marriage customs the Joota Chupai also known as the Joota Chori involves both the Bride and Grooms side of the family playing mischievous roles.
This was a brilliant idea and the ceremony was done within an hour win-win. So the tradition starts when the groom sits for the puja he takes off his shoes. What are these ceremonies when should the preparations begin and how should they be celebrated.
While his feet are being washed the brides sister tries to steal his shoes. While this is underway his future sister-in-law will try to steal his shoes. One of my favorite traditions in Indian weddings is that of Joota Chupai or stealing shoes.
These shoes play a role in a jovial ritual that takes place following the Baraat ceremony. And basically its like a sign of wealth. The groom shows that he has the money to buy his shoes back even if he doesnt need to.
Once the baraat reaches the venue a fun game ensues called the Joota Chupai or the Shoe stealing game. The groom shows that he has the money to buy his shoes back even if he doesnt need to. Stealing the grooms shoes at Indian weddings is an age old tradition.
The ritual of inconspicuously stealing and hiding the shoes of the bridegroom by the bridesmaids is one of the most amusing and mirthful pranks played on the groom in an Indian wedding. Yeah so she steals the grooms shoes and its always expected like Indian men will take out cash like over 100 before their wedding day because they know they have to pay for their shoes back. An amusing tradition prevalent for centuries in Indian marriage customs mainly at Hindu weddings and Parsi wedding.
Often the bride and groom or the couple had never spoken to each other or very little.