10 things you need to know about Godh Bharai

Are you or your best friend pregnant and want to celebrate this pregnancy with your loved ones? Here are 10 things you need to know about God Bharai, the Indian way!

  1. Godh Bharai is the Indian version of baby shower wherein the entire family and friends get together to shower the soon-to-be-mom with lots of love, best wishes and gifts.godbharai1_resize
  2. Every language has a different name for it; while the Bengalis call it Shaadh, the Keralites call it Seemandham, the Maharashtrians call it Dohal Jevan and the Gujratis call it Srimanth.ezgif-com-resize

  3. The Mother-In-law or the mother of the soon-to-be-mom prepares delicious food of her liking for the ceremony. So you would find an array of food and sweets made especially for the ceremony.godbharai4_resize
  4. The ceremony happens anywhere between the 7th and the 9th month of pregnancy with the venue decorated primarily with flowers, marigold and jasmines.godbharai3_resize
  5. Usually (read traditionally) Godh Bharai is all female get together where men are not allowed, however, men are now-a-days very much a part of these ceremonies.godbharai5_resize
  6. For the ceremony the extremely pregnant woman has to dress up in new sari and lots of jewellery especially the ones she wore at her wedding. In many cases this is celebrated with as much pomp as the wedding itself.godbharai6_resize
  7. As a part of Godh Bharai celebrations, mehendi artists are hired to apply heena tattoos and other designs on the D day or previous night!godbharai7_resize
  8. In case of a large celebration, often Dance instructors are hired before hand to teach the grannies and aunties some synchronised dance movements for the occasion which thanks to the elaborate bollywood sequences, we have plenty.godbharai8_resize
  9. Guests can play lots of baby games during Godh Bharai, right from guessing the circumference of the to-be-mommy’s growing tummy to guessing her weight, changing diapers on dolls (or other live babies).godbharai10_resize
  10. Godh Bharai (Baby Shower) is about making the mommy-to-be feel special, eat lots of her favourite things, meet with loved ones and lots of good vibes and celebrations!!!godbharai10
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  1. Purvi says:

    I like this article so much!!!

  2. Anuj says:

    I am planning one for my wife. This should be fun.

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  5. Vanshi Gupta says:

    Godh Bharai is indeed a very beautiful ceremony celebrated across India and even in abroad. In this ceremony, friends and family come together to give their blessings to the mom-to-be and soon-to-arrive baby. What a lovely ceremony it is.

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