Marriage

  • By Jnana Prabodhini
  • April 2010
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Adorning bride’s neck with Mangalasutra 

The auspicious ornament

Priest : O groom, please adorn the bride with Mangalasutra. O bride, Please put this golden necklace around the neck of the groom.

Priest and the bridegroom :

I put this auspicious ornament around your neck as a symbol of good luck, love and friendship. I hope you like it.

Priest and the bride :

It is beautiful. Please let me put this golden necklace around your neck which, too is a symbol of good luck, love and friendship.

Groom : the necklace is lovely. I appreciate your gift.

(The bridegroom applies kumkum on the forehead of the bride. The bride applies chandan tilak on the forehead of the groom.)

Receiving the hand  

Priest : (To the couple) Please join your right hands.

Priest and the groom :

O Bride ! I accept this hand of yours for it will bring me good fortune. Be with me till we get old. You have been given to me by Gods like Bhaga, Aryama, Sun and Purandhi, so that I may perform the duties of the householder in the right manner.

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