The Thapa is a symbol that has been pivotal in the Hindu mythology since its beginning. A Thapa is a symbolic piece of art that is hand drawn by a woman. The Thapa Ceremony is a wedding ritual that takes places at both the groom’s and bride’s houses before the actual wedding.
The most important role is played by the bua, who is the sister of the father of the bride and the groom respectively. The ceremony is said to bring good graces from the gods in heaven and be the summoner of joy and good fortune for the newlyweds.
The Thapa represents the welcoming of the Gods before commencing the wedding rituals and is a sign usually associated with the Lord Ganesha. The bride and the groom then pray to the Thapa and ask for blessings from their ancestors and the gods. India Imprints salutes the artistry and sheer devotion that surrounds the creation of the Thapa.