The Vedic Wedding Ceremony !! Part II !

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courtesy: (Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sadagopan Swami)

Step 2: Kanyâ dânam

The brahmachari meets his prospective father-in-law. The latter seats him facing the eastern direction and washes the feet of the future son-in-law, considering him as Lord Vishnu Himself. All honors are given including the ceremonial washing of the feet of the groom by the father-in-law and offer  Madhuparka (a mixture of yogurt, honey and ghee) to the accompaniment of selected Veda mantras.

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