Pre-wedding ritual to Agni and the making of the bride

I am here in India for vacations, but also to to witness Anita’s cousin Hitha’s wedding. This video is the pre-wedding ceremony. The priests from the temple were conducting a ceremony to bring auspiciousness to the house before the wedding. The deity that the ritual is directed at is the Hindu god of fire, Agni (I am going to ask my Anita’s aunt, Bharathy for confirmation on the correct identity of the deity)
Angi:”>Hindu Fire God

After the pre-wedding ceremony of asking of blessing of Agni the fire god, the next part of the pre-wedding ritual is “the making of the bride” This is were the women give presents and blessing to the bride to be. There is a lot of singing.

Then there was lunch on the roof of the family home.

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