Bengalis are a passionate and emotional race, proud of their cultural heritage. Their weddings are rich, warm and varied like their culture. Yet their rituals have a certain sombreness and intellectual dignity. Bengali weddings have the right balance of noise, pomp, dignity and ostentation.
A salient feature of their wedding is the blowing of the conch and the Ooli. This is a sound made by the women with their tongues and by beating the palms on the mouth throughout the ceremonies. This symbolically ensures that everybody`s attention is drawn to the main ceremony.