We sometimes refer to getting married as "tying the knot." Where does this expression come from?
Asked by Jaya Mali, 04 Apr '10 10:14 pm
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There are few myths behind this word .. Tying the knot of the ropes in the marriage bed. James in Japan writes: The priest performing the wedding would bind the bride and grooms hands with rope during the ceremony. In modern day, you will often see the priest place a sash around their hands rather than rope, and it is from this that the saying comes. Although the practice is not as common as it was, depending on your denomination it is still done. Karen: This is also from the old marriage custom of actually tying the couple\'s hands together as part of the ceremony. They were not allowed to untie it until they had consummated the marriage. Claudie wrote: A Swedish exchange student told me that illiterate sailors and soldiers of yesteryear would send a piece of rope to their sweethearts when they wanted to get married. If the rope came back with a knot in it, that meant she said \"yes\" to the marriage proposal. He demonstrated this by tying two ornate knots in ...moreAnswered by PARTHA PATHAK, 04 Apr '10 10:21 pm
Tying the knots before saat phereAnswered by RSehgal, 04 Apr '10 10:59 pm
Couples have been \"tying the knot\" for quite some time. In ancient Rome, brides wore a belt around their waist that was tied in knots. Mangalsutra is also tied. Some knot in clothes are also made.Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 04 Apr '10 10:15 pm