Engagement or Nichayathartham (in Tamil) is a ceremony that happened before marriage where the groom and the bride commit themselves with each other.
Depending on the traditions and cultures of families, this ceremony is followed in different styles.
A “Vadhiyar” writes the engagement letter that is called ‘Lagna Patrika’ in Tamil which has Marriage Date, Time, and Venue. This is a type of commitment between the families.
The bride and groom’s families share their love and happiness by exchanging fruits, sweets, dresses, jewels, and other luxury things.
After the pooja is done, the groom and bride exchange the rings and seek blessings of their family members and relatives.
The Engagement ceremony is announcing the mutual commitment of the marriage between the bride and groom with their family and relatives.
At this ceremony, the family members, relatives, and wellwishers of the groom gather at the bride’s home and announce the marriage date, time, and venue. The Lakna Pathrikai has all this information that is signed and transferred between two families.
By performing the Ganapathi Pooja the ceremony is started. Then Punyahavachanam is performed and then the new set clothes given to the bride and groom.
After the couple gets ready, they sat in front of all, a Prohit reads the Lakna Pathrikai. Later, the couple receives blessings from their families.
When it is performed?
By contacting the priest, the family member selects an auspicious day based on the nakshatra of the couple and chandrashtamam. Based on the culture, this ceremony either performed in the morning or evening.
Engagement Homam Package Contains:
|S.No||Tamil Name||English Name||Quantity|
|1||மஞ்சள் பொடி||Turmeric Powder||100g|
|4||அகர்பதி||Incenses Stick||1 Packet|
|7||பச்சரிசி||Raw Rice||1 kg|