Sangeet ceremony as the name suggests is all about dance and music. It is one of the most enjoyable ceremonies before the wedding and is exclusively for women. Initially, the sangeet party was organized only by the bride's family but with changing times it is now observed by the groom's family as well. Also, it was a ritual which was only seen in North Indian weddings, but nowadays it is conducted in Bengali and South Indian marriages as well.
Sangeet ceremony is held few days before mehndi ceremony and comes as a
time for joy and merriment amidst the hectic hustling bustling
activities before marriage. Traditional the family of the bride invites
female relatives and associates for Ladies sangeet, wherein all of them
sing folk songs dedicated to marriage and bride. It is accompanied by
Dholak and spoon, for the tune and beat. After this all the unmarried
girls perform dance on different songs.
Amidst celebration, ladies, crack jokes, tease the bride, merrily
reminisce their youthful days and bless the girl for a prosperous
married life. The environment quite often becomes emotional as the bride
and her mother experience the pangs of separation from each other. After
all the dance and singing is done, its time for refreshment. It mainly
contains a number of snacks and sweet dishes. Women enjoy themselves to
the fullest, making the environment ligt.