Jago night – Punjabi abstract painting art print (18 x 36 inch) S.N.3039bestfigurativepunjabipainting
Punjabi Wedding Jago night is a celebration initiated by the Nankai of bride and groom (maternal families). The Nankai arrive at the wedding home of the bride/groom with much fanfare including signing and dancing. The aunt of the bride and groom takes a decorated Jago pot filled with candles/lights, places it on her head and dances. The pot is further passed on to other merrymakers as well.
Jaago literally means “wake-up”. Centuries ago, invitations were not sent to invite people to weddings. Relatives of the bride or groom would go around the village on the night before the wedding day with pots on their heads that were decorated with oil candles, singing and dancing as an open invitation to attend the wedding. The candles were used for light as this is before electricity was established! The traditional folk song is “Jaago”, so they would encourage people to wake-up and join in the festivities.