The Laganach Bedior, basically meaning the ritual of auspicious time where the Patrikas of the bride and the groom is matched and an auspicious time and date of the marriage is decided consulting the priest is the first step towards arranging a wedding in Marathi culture.
They say the starting of any propitious event should be sweet, so is indicated by this custom in the Marathi wedding which is the official engagement of the bride and the groom marking the beginning of an entirely new journey in their life. The mothers of both bride and groom apply Haldi Kumkum on the forehead of the soon to be a member of their family and give their blessings by gifting them clothes, jewellery and Sakharpuda meaning sweets to mark their welcome.
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