What is a Baraat?

The Baraat is a large gathering of family, friends, and relatives. The Baraat is the arrival of the groom on the day of the wedding. The groom, usually on a horse, or even in a luxury vehicle, follows the procession of guests to the venue. When the groom’s procession arrives to the venue, the bride’s family greets them. Later in the Baraat, the groom stomps on a clay pot with rice inside. Breaking the pot symbolizes the groom is strong enough to accept life’s challenges. Not only does the Baraat begin a couple’s wedding, it also begins their happy life together!