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The Marriage Ceremony

In a mandapa - canopy or marriage stage decorated with flowers and and with a fire as witness the Hindu marriage ceremony begins.  It is a long and elaborate ceremony, with every step rooted in vedic tradition, signifying various aspects of live that is to follow after the marriage. 

The various steps in the marriage ceremony include :

Baarat
Commencement of Marriage
Kanya Danam
Vivaaha (Wedding)
Paanigrahana
Laya Homa
Agni Parinaya
Asmarohana
Saptapadi
Hradayasparsha
Mangal Sutra Dharana
Suhaag
Aashirvaad

 

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