The wedding baraat that includes all the relatives, friends and family members of the groom is a time of dancing and rejoicing. The Baraat is a Hindi word which literally means a grooms wedding entourage. The groom may be seated on a white female horse or even an elephant as he heads to the wedding venue.
At the entrance they are welcomed by the family of the bride, with great enthusiasm. The Barati's introduce themselves to the family of the bride, which is known as Milni. The mother of the bride performs a ritual known as Aarti before the groom.
In destination weddings nowadays grooms prefer to travel in a luxury car or various other means of transporation. Fireworks may also be lit as the Wedding Baraat approaches the wedding venue.