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Giving away the hand of the bride in wedding.
The wedding series (I II ) III

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It is a part of the Bengali marriage ritual where normally an elderly male member of the bride’s family (someone else other than the father) hands over the bride to the groom and symbolically places the hand of the bride to that of the groom and are bound by the sacred thread amidst recital of Vedic chants and are placed on the mangal ghot - a brass pitcher filled with water that is covered with mango leaves attached to one twig and a green coconut placed on it.

Literary Sampradan means Giving away the bride, the brides family hands over the bride to the groom and henceforth the bride’s family has no duties and responsibilities towards the bride. All her responsibilities have to be looked upon by the groom.

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