Kerala traditional baby shower. Valai in tamil means valaiyal or bangles and kaapu means protection. Send kids dresses to kerala send designer kids dresses to kerala send frocks to kerala send baba suit to kerala send new born dresses to kerala send baby frocks to kerala send kids apparels to kerala kids designer apparels to kerala. You can refer to the must haves in the bag for hospital. But my darling friends and husband conducted three baby showers for me.
All of these baby showers though they differ the aim is to keep the mommy to be happy. When is godh bharai. In kerala baby showers are common in the nair community but not as much in. I will talk about north india baby shower rituals in a separate post.
A baby shower is a party of gift giving or a ceremony that had different names in different cultures. Priyankas baby shower teaser babyshower srimantham mehendi boston shower itsaboy babyaaryan fallbaby beantown indian indianfestive sankeerthphoto sankeerthvideo sankeerthphotography. In bengal it is known as shaad in kerala seemandham and in tamil nadu it is called valakappu. Although traditional baby showers were female exclusive mixed sex showers have increased in frequency.
In this post i will cover south indian baby shower rituals. Irrespective of castesvalaikaapu function is carried in all the houses when the women is pregnant. Valakaappu seemandham followed by a baby shower. Am from kerala and unfortunately i didnt have a traditional kerala style baby shower as i was abroad during my pregnancy.
It celebrates the delivery or expected birth of a child or the transformation of a woman into a mother. This event is precisely for the women and men have no place here. Many families are combining traditional ceremonies with an american style baby shower. Baby shower of sneha prasanna visualized by rathan media chennai77 tamilnadu india 91 99403 81131 email.
Fun stuff like singing folk songs and dancing mehendi henna and bangles. Godh bharai is a baby shower celebrated during pregnancy to welcome the unborn baby to the family and bless the mother to be with abundant joys of motherhood. Baby shower with ethnic snippets of godh bharai ceremony haldi kumkum. In kerala it is known as.
All ladies offer gifts and shower the mother and the baby with blessings. In karnataka its known as srimantha and in andhra its called as seemanthamin kerala its known as puli kudiamong nairs. In hindi godh bharai literally means to fill the lap with abundance.