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Punjabi Wedding at San Jose Gurudwara | Tara & Manjit

Updated: Jan 21, 2022

Set amidst the gorgeous views of San Jose & Silicon Valley and spanning over a massive 90,000 square feet, San Jose Gurudwara is renowned to be the largest Sikh Temple in North America. The gorgeous architecture is unparalleled and sets the perfect backdrop for a Punjabi wedding in the Bay Area. No wonder 'san jose gurdwara wedding' is the most sought after in California.

Tara Getting Ready

Sehra Baandh (or Sehrabandi) and Varna (or Warna)

  • Baraat Agwani & Milni

Manjit & Family proceeded to the Gurudwara in San Jose where the wedding was set to happen. He was accompanied by his wedding procession consisting of close friends and family members who danced and sang along the way to the venue.

Milni is a Sikh wedding ritual where the bride’s family welcomes the groom as he reaches the wedding venue. Both families then congregate in a large and open area in front of the Gurudwara for the Milni ceremony. Milni is the formal introduction of the key members of both the families with the exchange of garlands. To start of the milni, the priest first recites a small prayer then calls the names of the corresponding relations from either side, beginning from the eldest, that is the grandfathers of the bride and groom. They would in the meet in the middle of the surrounding congregation and exchange garlands and a gift (this is the families wish to either give while exchanging or later) then hug and pose for a picture.

  • Anand Karaj

Anand karaj is the blissful union of the bride and groom with the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Holy Book) being the witness to this union.



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