The priest commences the marriage under a canopy that is specially
decorated for the ceremony. The priest invokes blessings of God for the couple to be
The bride offers yogurt and honey to the groom as a token of
purity and sweetness. The bride greets the groom by placing a garland around his
neck and the groom reciprocates.
Both are congratulated by guests. The priest invokes the memory and
blessings of forefathers of the bride and the groom for this auspicious occasion.