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As in a typical south Indian wedding the husband arrives clad in a veshti (a white garment tied around the waist) with his relatives accompanied by music playing in the background. The melodious nadaswaram an acoustic musical instrument and the thavil (barrel like musical instrument) bring in the traditional tempo in the occasion. The husband and wife (dressed in a silk sari) then exchange garlands and rings as in a wedding. The husband again ties the mangalsutra around the wife’s neck.
The couple then blesses all the guests and relatives present in the happening. As a mark of respect the young fall on their feet and get the elderly couple’s blessings. The event is followed by a feast for all the attendees. It’s a grand spread of all the south Indian delicacies on a plantain leaf.