This ritual comprises of the bride’s own offering to the sacrificial fire. This is also called Pori Iduthal in Tamil. Pori is parched rice grains.
As she is not permitted to do it herself (does anyone know why?), her brother helps her. He gives her a handful of pori which she hands to the groom who on her behalf, feeds it to the fire. Through this food offering, the bride wishes her huband a long life and for the propagation of their family. Participation of the brides family (for example, her brother), indicates the continuance of links between the two families, even after marriage. The couple circle around the fire and feed the fire with rice, three times. This same fire is carried in an earthen pot to the groom’s house for the Griha Pravesham.
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