What is a kirpan in Sikhism?

Sikh Groom with kirpan

What is a kirpan and what does it symbolise? A kirpan carries multiple symbolic meanings and has great importance in Sikhism. The compact sword measure around 6 inches in length and is typically secured within a shoulder belt. Wedding kirpans however can extend to several meters in size. Carrying the Kirpan shows that Sikhs are… Continue reading What is a kirpan in Sikhism?

9 Steps of a Punjabi Wedding

Beautiful Punjabi Bride wearing her Chooda

Punjabis are known for their vibrant, expressive nature. This vitality extends to their weddings, which are colorful, exuberant and filled with singing and dancing. Whether simple or lavish, Punjabi weddings ensure non-stop celebration. Let’s explore the various rituals that enrich this cultural celebration.   Chooda Ceremony The Chooda ceremony is a vital part of Punjabi… Continue reading 9 Steps of a Punjabi Wedding

Punjabi Makeup Artist: Suky (Gill) Bains

Suky MUA's Bridal Look

Suky Gill, is a West London-based Asian Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist (@sukymua) with over 20 years of experience in the industry, making her a highly skilled and sought-after professional. As an ex-MAC artist, Suky’s expertise and skills add to her reputation as a mobile bridal hair and makeup artist. Her speciality lies in creating… Continue reading Punjabi Makeup Artist: Suky (Gill) Bains