South Indian weddings hands down have the most beautiful rituals accompanied with the most unique wedding props. For today’s feature though, let’s talk about the adorable wedding basket used in weddings in the telugu states.
For other cultures, it might sound very intriguing when they come to know that telugu brides are generally bought in a handwoven cane basket carried by their maternal uncles. As unique as it sounds, you have to witness the whole ritual at least once in a lifetime to see the emotions unfold in such a heart warming bridal entry.
Leave about the Pallaki or the phoolon ki chadar, the wedding basket entry is the real deal and did you know that there is an actual backstory to why it is used? The bride is made to sit in the basket while she performs the Gowri Pooja in which her gotram is changed to her future husband’s gotram and the bride then is known to be a representation of Goddess Lakshmi herself. On her way to the mandap to meet her other half, she isn’t allowed to put her feet on the ground. Hence Maternal uncles, usually carry her in a basket on the way to pair with the groom who is considered as Lord srimannarayana himself .
Starting a new life with that divine spark clearly explains the beauty of Indian traditions and of course such beautiful moments deserve a memory snapshot and we are sure it’s worth a million bucks. Probably one day your kids will look at your wedding pictures with the same fascination you have for your parents’ wedding album. So it’s worth every effort to capture those moments to reflect back upon .
Having said that, here are some of our most favorite Pelli Buttalu from Pelli poola jada over the years.
From our signature lotus pelli butta available in different colors like red, pink and golden yellow to a subtly decorated floral jaal pelli butta. Which one is your favourite?
Do let us know in the comments. Want to have one such beautiful butta for your wedding day? You are just a DM away!! Drop us a message and we will respond to you shortly. Also you can alternatively reach out to the nearest pelli poola jada branch for more details and enquiries.