Milni is marked by exchange of garlands and sprinkling of rose water . The Groom’s barat upon reaching the venue, is greeted by the close relatives of the bride and close relatives of Groom are presented with Shagun ( Token of good luck in form of cash and clothes).
Varmala Varmala is the exchange of Garland between Bride and Groom . Sometimes for this ceremony designer sets like revolving Stage and hanging platform are used. This is often accompanied by teasing from friends and relatives of the bride and groom.
Muhurat Is an auspicious time chosen for the performance of wedding ceremony. At the time of muhurat, the purohit conducts a puja for the groom, in which the groom is asked to chant the first few mantras. Sometimes during this ceremony, the bride’s sisters indulge in stealing of grooms shoes. It is supposed to be a fun tradition where the groom is later charged some money for the return of his shoes.
Vedi ceremonies Important traditions during the vedi are
Kanyadaan, the bride’s father giving his daughter's hand to the groom,
Mangalpheras Chanting Mantras in front of the sacred fire,
Sindoor :The groom applies vermilion to the girls forehead at the beginning of the hair partition
Mangalsutra the groom ties a beaded necklace to the girl’s neck.
Seeking Blessing: The groom and Bride Now seek blessings from all the elders by touching their feet