A warm welcome is given to the groom and the family, Typically bride’s father washes groom’s feet. The groom presents his father-in-law an off white color sari that the bride wears for the weddings.
The holy fire is named Veli around which the actual wedding takes place. After the couple takes three rounds around the fire, the groom ties the `Taali` that is strung on the yellow thread around the bride`s neck. After this ceremony Kanyadaanam or Penkoda ceremonies take place, in which the bride`s father hands over the bride to the groom.
The end of Kanyadaanam ritual is followed by Sparsham. As a part of this ritual, the groom is made to sit in front of the bride. He is asked to tilt his head backwards, so as to touch his wife`s forehead. . The groom is then asked to lift his wife`s foot and place it on the Ammi (grinding stone). It represents the breaking of old ties.
After the Veli ceremony, their marriage is declared. The party is arranged at the venue after the traditional feast called Sadhya which always follow the rituals of Malayalee marriage.