Maalai Maatral'' Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Somash   

நண்பர்களே, ''திருமண வைபவத்தில் மாலை மாற்றும் சடங்கு'' ஆங்கிலத்தில்:

''Maalai Maatral''
Once the groom agrees, the "Maalai Maatral: or exchange of garlands between the bride and the groom, takes place. The bride and groom are lifted to the shoulders of their respective maternal uncles. This is an expression of continuing sibling support to their mothers. The bride and groom attempt to garland each other three times, with both sides trying to dodge each attempt. In the shastras, the exchange of garlands symbolizes their unification, as one soul in two bodies. prepared by panchadcharan swaminathasarma for MIH.