West Bengal is the state located in East India famous for its art, literature, Sunder bans and Bengal tigers. The State comprises a major population of Hindu and Muslim religions. The most commonly spoken languages are Bengali, English, Hindi, Urdu and Nepali. Some of the common castes from the region are Kolkata Bengali, Brahmin Bengali, Kayastha, Mahishya, Baishya, Baidya and Kulin.
Hindu marriages are celebrated in a very traditional and extravagant style, like any other marriage. Bengali observes unique tradition to start any auspicious occasion with the voice of conch shell blown by married Bengali women. This is the hallmark of Bengali marriage making the whole atmosphere with traditional way of triumph. Each wedding ritual has its own meaning right from engagement until post wedding celebrations. Typically, the Bengal bride is dressed in a traditional banarasi silk sari and sankha pola or the conch shell, iron and silver entwined bangle signifying strong and long lasting relationship, hair fashioned into a bun covered by a veil with mukut placed on her head and pinned to the veil. The Bengal groom is dressed in unstitched garments like shawl and dhoti.
The most loving part of marriage in the state is the special care and treatment given to the bride and groom to make them feel about the loving path that they are going to take together in the coming days. The celebration of entire event balances fun and revelry with quieter, religious and meditative traditions.