Learn about Palki, Mandap and Chandoa for Sikh Destination Weddings Anand Karaj Ceremonies

Palki, Mandap and Chandoa – How do these items pertain to a Sikh Destination Wedding or Anand Karaj

These three items are utilized to praise and respect the written word in the Scriptures, the Guru Granth Sahib ji.

Palki: A canopy-like structure called a palanquin that can be made of wood or metal palanquin in which the Guru Granth Sahib is ritualistically kept as a place of reverence.  The following link is where the term Palki derives from:  https://wiki2.org/en/Palanquin_(Palki).   Below is an image of this customary Sikh Palki.   About a Palki:  http://www.jsks.biz/Palki-Sahib-Suplliers-Manufacturers-India

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Mandap:  The Mandap utilized at a Sikh Wedding is a 4 poster structure that is set up to place the Sikh Scriptures in during the Sikh Wedding Ceremony, Anand Karaj.  The sacred writings are put inside this structure and a Chandoa (fabric that is hung inside) is used to cover the top of the Mandap.

Palki or Mandap for destination Sikh Wedding outside gurdwara

At times where there is no Mandap or Palki accessible, the Chandoa is hung from the roof or posts. It is to be hung over the Guru Granth Sahib ji out of a sign of respect and reverence for the writings in the scriptures.  The Palki is rarely utilized at Destination Sikh Weddings yet is a typical apparatus at customary Sikh weddings.

Chandra in permanent mandap for destination Sikh Wedding Anand Karaj

Chandoa:  The Chandoa, or fabric, is hung above the Guru Granth Sahib. This cloth is used as a canopy and is hung and connected at the top four corners inside the Mandap.  Below is a picture of a mandap and Palki inside it at a destination Sikh Wedding.

About Palki and Mandap for Sikh Weddings outside gurdwaras

If you are having a Destination Sikh Wedding or Anand Karaj, please contact [email protected]  Dr. Singh and Leela are experts at conducting a Sikh Anand Karaj with respect and reverence in any part of the world.

Terraza Arpa | Arp Gazebo at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

Arp Gazebo at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, also known as Terraza Arpa is a Perfectly suited Gazebo for Destination Sikh Weddings

If you are considering to have a destination Anand Karaj or Sikh Destination Wedding you may want consider, and we firmly recommend, this wonderful Gazebo sitting beside the Caribbean Sea near the blue water.

Outdoor Sikh weddings and functions under a secured covered gazebo shield you, the wedding couple, officiants, and guests from the sun and potential rain. You are protected from the harsh elements yet are still amidst nature.

This Gazebo can hold roughly 100 – 150 participants sitting on the floor and there is space to sit along the edge of the periphery of the gazebo. There is another Gazebo close to this Arpa Terraza gazebo which is perfect for the other Sikh ceremonies.

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Interview with Sikh Bride, Sikh Destination Wedding in Cancun

As a Sikh Wedding Officiant, only once in a while do you get an opportunity to sit with a Sikh Bride and have a casual simple discussion about the Anand Karaj occasion prepared to unfold.

Most Indian ladies or Sikh Brides are greatly pushed and are covered by relatives and Indian picture takers now of the timetable.

As should be obvious in this video underneath, Sonia, a Sikh Bride from Toronto, Canada who was having her Destination Sikh wedding at Barcelo, Riviera Maya, you see a Punjabi lady that is calm and definitely anticipating the delight to unfold on her extraordinary wedding day.

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Toronto Sikh Wedding Four Seasons Canada

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Searching for a choice Sikh Destination Wedding location in Toronto, Canada?

Over the previous summer, Dr. Freedom and Leela were honored to direct a Sikh Anand Karaj at the Four Season Toronto downtown. The Sikh Wedding was respectfully conducted outside the gurdwaras. The professional staff was a pleasure to work with and they gave flawless attention to detail.

The food, precision, the conveyance of style and setup was astounding. The couple picked a basic moderate simple style and the mindful and enthusiastic participants compensated for this.

Toronto has a huge Punjabi Sikh populace and Gurdwaras can be overbooked for a considerable length of time so this is a definite option.

This was definitely something special, one of a kind. Make your Anand Karaj individualized and personalized. You can have your Destination Sikh Wedding in Toronto outside the Gurdwara. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected]

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Why have a Sikh Destination Wedding at Barcelo Riviera Maya Mexico

Sikh Wedding Choices at Barcelo, Riviera Maya Mexico

Going with more than 75 – 200 visitors, relatives, and companions for a Sikh Wedding to Mexico can be an overwhelming idea if this is your first excursion to Riviera Maya Mexico.

No need “fear/durr”, this resort is protected, intended for vacationers from Canada, USA, and UK. The resort is very nearly 50 minutes south of Cancun CUN air terminal. It is a broad property with subdivided halls and resort areas that spread out inside the principle complex. These are the reasons why we would have an Anand Karaj at Barcelo:


  • Family friendly resort 
  • Large grounds
  • Have beach areas and have an outdoor area for a Tent Sikh Wedding on the beach 
  • Outdoor gazebos and venues for Sikh wedding, ceremonies and celebrations 
  • Friendly, caring and helpful staff 
  • Barcelo staff is familiar with Sikh Weddings and are aware of the respectful protocol 
  • Luxurious Rooms and Pools 
  • Beautiful Gym and Spa 
  • They have Decor vendors who know how to create a Gurdwara type setup
  • Excellent food and restaurants 
  • Can cater to hundreds of guests 


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  • Large property, there is a shuttle for guests or you can walk around resort
  • The main wedding gazebo in Palace can get very hot 
  • No Indian restaurant in resort, they have an outside Indian restaurant vendor they work with 
  • No free wifi except in restricted times and area 
  • No room service for general public
  • Marble floors can be very slippery and dangerous after rains

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Hard Rock Sikh Wedding Ceremony Riviera Maya, Mexico

Hard Rock is a world class resort that caters to Sikh Destination Weddings

This is an ideal location to celebrate your Anand Karaj.  Don’t let any imaginary stories deter you from having your dream Sikh Destination Wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Here are some pros and cons of the Hard Rock location.

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  • The resort can cater to hundreds of guests at one time
  • There are several gazebos, terraces, and indoor locations to have your Sikh wedding, reception, and other rituals
  • The resort specializes in Indian, Sikh and Hindu Weddings
  • The wedding department is affiliated with several local professional decor companies who know how to set up a Gurdwaras-Type ambiance at the resort
  • There is free wifi and Canadian USA calls are included
  • Your Sikh Priest is fully aware of the resort layout, staff and protocol to offer a prompt, timely, and respectful ceremony
  • It is an all-inclusive resort with unlimited food and drink
  • There is free room service
  • Excellent food and restaurants
  • Extensive pools
  • A world class gym


  • The resort is slightly large area wise making it difficult for seniors to navigate long distances
  • The wind can pick up heavily during the ceremony in the wedding gazebos
  • There is no sandy beach off the resort property
  • When there during the offseason beware of the unexpected rains and weather changes

You are in professional hands at Hard Rock Resort Riviera Maya, they go the extra mile. We want to help make your dream Sikh Destination wedding come true. Contact us today at [email protected]

About Indian Weddings Moon Palace, Riviera Maya

Moon Palace is a Popular choice for Indian Destination Weddings

Moon Palace has practical experience with Destination Indian Weddings. This resort is a great place to encounter a tweaked wedding and to make your desires, traditional Indian wedding customs, and requirements materialize.

What’s in store at Moon Palace Resorts:

There are many Scene Options for the wedding service (Kiosks or Beach)
Wedding Décor
Menu Options
Mehendi/Henna Artists
Room service
Wedding Planner
Complimentary Honeymoon Package


Expect a world class monstrous resort with a few eateries
Restaurants are incredible
Flawless Golf Course
Unfathomable 24 hr free café
Have 2 sides Nizuc and Sunrise
Incredible wedding Gazebos outdoors and a/c alternative
Family situated
Very much prepared food staff
24 hr room service
Free USA Canada Calls


Not the best shoreline
Substantial spread out resort visitors can be spread separated
Need Shuttles to get around
An excessive number of weddings on location every day
In-house wedding staff is transient and changes every now and again

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Why Choose Hard Rock Punta Cana for your Sikh Destination Wedding!

Dr. Freedom Singh and Leela, Sikh Destination Wedding Officiants in Punta Cana

This duo have been conducting Sikh Weddings at Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic for the past few years. The beach and resort property is remarkable and the wedding staff is well versed in conducting Sikh Destination Weddings.

The resort works with a local Indian restaurant vendor in Punta Cana catering traditional Indian food for your wedding events.  There are also several wedding gazebos to have your wedding and the resort has two decor vendors that can assist you with the decor setup.

This is an AWESOME resort with Extra Perks:

  • Free wifi
  • Gorgeous beach
  • World-class cuisine
  • Free room service
  • Several wedding gazebos
  • Indian food vendor – fresh and delicious food
  • Great decor company
  • Experienced in hosting Sikh Weddings

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