The bride’s mother is the one who starts the ceremony by worshipping lord Ganesh, lord of fire(Agni devta) and other god and goddesses. However, the groom and the groom’s mother are absent in this ritual.
On the big day, the ceremony starts when the bride’s family welcomes the groom and his families who are called the “Janti”.
The bride and groom sit together and the rituals begin which is guided by a “Pujari Baje” who is an important person for the wedding.“Swayamber” is the main event of the wedding; this is where the groom puts “Sindoor” (vermilion) on the bride’s forehead and places a red beaded necklace around her neck. They also exchange rings blessings.
After the swayamber, the bride’s relatives and family members celebrate a ritual where they offer the bride farewell gifts and the bride offers them areca nut, i.e. supadi, this ritual is called “Gwesakhe”.
Later on, the bride and groom share an intimate ritual of “Chipanthike” where the couple shares the same food and eat together for the first time.
After everything, the bride’s father performs “Kanyadan”, where he handovers his daughter’s responsibility in the hands of the groom’s father.
And finally the bride is sent away to her husband’s house as she is carried on the back of her maternal and placed in the car for her happily ever after.