In Hindu dharma, marriage is viewed as a sacrament and not a contract. Hindu marriage is a life-long commitment of one wife and one husband, and is the strongest social bond that takes place between a man and a woman. Grahastha Ashram (the householder stage), the second of the four stages of life begins when a man and a woman marry and start a household. For a Hindu, marriage is the only way to continue the family and thereby repay his debt to his/her ancestors. In Hindu view, marriage is not a concession to human weakness, but a means for spiritual growth. Man and woman are soul mates who, through the institution of marriage, can direct the energy associated with their individual instincts and passion into the progress of their souls.


Item Quantity
Turmeric powder 1 Packet
Kumkum 1 Packet
Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste 1 Packet
Agarbatthi 1 Packet
Camphor 1 Packet
Betel leaves 15
Betel Nuts 1 small packet
Flowers 2 Bouquets
Bananas and 5 Variety of fruits Few of each kind
Coconuts 5
Rice 1 pounds
Honey 1 Bottle (small)
Rice 1 pounds
Aluminum baking trays (medium size) 2
Ghee 1 pound
Dry coconut 4
Fire wood chips 1 Packet
Havan samagri 1 Packet
Paddy Puffed Rice 50 gms
Deepam (Lamps) 1
Bell 1
Pancha Patram and Udharani or Unused Cup and spoon 1
Kalasam 1
Mango Leaves 1 Packet
Saffron, Cloves, Cardamom and Pachha karpooram Small quantities for Kalasam
Aarathi Plate 1
Trays for fruits and flowers 5
Dry fruits like Almonds, Cashews, Raisins, Dates etc  1 small Packet of  each kind
Naivedyam Rava kesari, and/ or

Sweet  Pongal

Sweets Any sweets  as per their regional practices
Quarters 40
Garlands Big Size: 2

Medium Size: 2

New Dress For couple
Mangala Sutra/Thali/ Mangalyam As per their regional tradition.
Wedding Rings As per their regional tradition.
Toe rings (silver) As per their regional tradition.