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Bride and Groom Seek Blessings, Orissa

Shown in this video is a Hindu wedding ceremony at Orissa, a state located on the east coast of India. There are several rituals performed during the marriage.

The bride and groom seek blessings from their parents and immediate relatives by offering Dakshina (gifts of veneration) to them. This ritual is performed before adorning the mangal sutra (nuptial string), which makes the Hindu marriage an eternal bond between the bride and groom.