Thursday, 7 March 2013

Why the groom tie a rope made of Dharbha around the waist of the bride

Why the groom tie a rope made of Dharbha (a kind of grass) around the waist of the bride?
                   The groom tie a rope made of Dharbha (a kind of grass) around the waist of the bride which represents that  whenever we get ready to do a hard job we tie a cloth around our waist, which gives us extra strength duly protecting the spine. Here the groom prepares the bride to take up the new responsibilities in their marital life with ease.

 He does this by reciting the following prayer.
Oh fire God; please give a stable and composed mind to this maid, who is going to join me and give her strength to take the extra responsibilities of the family.