This contraption is called a 'Poruwa' which is a decorated wooden platform on
which the traditional Sinhalese marriage ceremony takes place. This ceremony is referred
to in Sinhala as the 'Poruwa Siritha'.
The significance is in the marriage ceremony itself. The manner in which the couple step
on to this platform (Poruwa), what they do while on the 'Poruwa' and the manner in
which they step off it.
Please let me know if you are interested I can give you more details.
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Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2009 12:30 PM
Subject: [SRILANKA] Wedding Traditions in Sri Lanka
Can anyone please tell me the significance of these two props in a Wedding
Ceremony involving a person of Sri Lankan heritage..
1. of an Arch, under which the Bride and groom stand.. and
2. the signficance of the step on which the couple stand...
I'm getting a new Sri Lankan in-law
Thanks if you can help
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