There are several regional variations to this ceremony.
The above in typical in a Gujarati marriage. In the grooms house a
game called aeki-beki is played, by placing a ring and several coins in a tray of water
which is colored by vermilion and milk. It is said that the person who finds the ring four
times, will rule the house.
In many South Indian marriages the rice mixed with the turmeric is poured over
the heads of groom and bride by bride and groom. After this there are ceremonies of name
calling singing and other games aimed at the bringing the bride and the groom