The bride and the bridegroom face each other, and the priest ties
their garments (the bride's saree to the groom's shirt) in a knot, symbolizing the sacred
The bride and the bridegroom garland each other and exchange the
Next the nuptial fire, symbolizing the divine witness, and the sanctifier of the
sacrament, is installed and worshipped.
Both the bride and the groom grasp their hands together and pray to God for His
Samagree, consisting of crushed sandalwood, herbs, sugar, rice, ghee (clarified
butter), and twigs is offered into the sacred fire to seek God's blessings for the couple.