A baraat is a huge, I mean huge parade of friends and family of the groom dancing and singing their way to the ceremony site. This is the groom’s chance to make his grand entrance. I have seen a groom enter on an elephant, a horse and even a Ferrari. A baraat lasts between 30 minutes to 1 hour. During this time all friends and family members dance around the groom whom is traditionally carried on a horse or elephant. There is usually a DJ and a dhol player who accompany the friends and family. About half way thru the procession the groom gets off his elephant or horse and joins in on the signing and dancing. When the groom joins all of his friends and family members this is when the real fun starts to happen. The crowd goes wild and forms a circle around the groom while he dances to the ceremony site to see his bride-to-be.
Here’s some of the most popular songs played during a baraat to get the crowd dancing.
1) Aaj mere yaar ki shaadi hai
2) Emotional Atyachar
3) Desi Girl
4) Mauja hi Mauja
5) Saade Naal Rahoge toh aish karoge
6) Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayengey
7) Mujhse Shaadi Karog
8) Yeh Desh hai Veer Jawaano ko
9) Munni Badnaam Hui