Frenzied shopping trips, gasps of delight and unending trials with special dresses give Indian weddings their color. Added to these joyous nuances are the religious traditions. A fascinating aspect of weddings in India is the distinct way of celebrating the union of bride and bridegroom in sacred wedlock, across states and cultures. There are day weddings and night weddings, red banarasis and white silks, mehndi on the hand and alta on the feet. Pomp and grandeur is the mantra for all weddings, but a voyage across 28 states may bring forth a breathtaking saga of celebrations.