The Vedic Wedding Ceremony !! Part XI !

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Courtesy: (Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sadagopan Swami)

Step 11: Gṛha Praveśam

This ceremony relates to the journey of the wife to her husband’s home. The husband carries the sacred fire (Homa Agni) in a earthen vessel during this journey home. There are many Veda mantras associated with this journey. These mantras pray to the appropriate Vedic gods to remove all obstacles that one can experience in a journey. The bride is requested to become the mistress of the house and is reminded of her important role among the relatives of her husband. After reaching her new home, she puts her right foot first in the house and recites the following Veda mantra:

I enter this house with a happy heart. May I give birth to children, who observe the path of righteousness (dharma)! May this house that I enter today be prosperous forever and never be deficient in food. May this house be populated by people of virtue and pious thoughts.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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