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In Indian life, a wedding is regarded as perhaps one of the most important moment in a person's life, especially since family is very important for Indians. Shaadigeet is composed for such occasions. Traditionally, the bride would be sent to live with her husband in an extended family. The sentiments of shaadigeet is to reflect the often sadness for the bride to leave her family as well as the happiness to be married. Usually sang in different ragas, shaadigeet is usually sung in the Ragas....