Sagai – It all begins with the sagai or engagement and like many Indian wedding customs the engagement is very much a family affair. Not only do the bride and groom to be exchange rings in the presence of their respective families but also seek the blessings from five married women from each side of the family symbolizing the union of two families. The bride goes to the groom’s house with an earthen pot (matli) or package filled with various gifts and sweets after which the ring ceremony is held.
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