NakshatraPorutham – Horoscopes or nakshatrams are matched . Wedding date and precise moment for the wedding is finalized.
Marriage Agreement– The marriage agreement is drafted next by the priests on both sides once the marriage is finalized
Panda Kaal Muhurtham – The two families visit a temple or may organize a special puja at one of the homes, and pray to the Almighty so that the wedding may happen without any obstacles.
Sumangali Prarthanai – This is a special puja directed towards the Sumangalis or married women who take part during various rituals of the wedding. They are also treated with special lunch.
Pallikal Thellichal – Pots are decorated with vermillion and sandalwood paste. Inside each pot, nine different types of grains or navadhaanyam are placed along with a bit of curd.
Vrutham – This wedding ritual takes place at the groom’s place, This day signifies transition of the groom from the Bachelorhood or Brahmacharya phase of life to Domestic or Garhasthaya phase.
Naandi Shraddham – A day before arrival of groom’s family and bride’s venue. An Brahmins are invited over who take part in a ritual.
Nishchayathram – This is the formal engagement ceremony in case of a Tamil wedding.
Lagna Pathirikai – Denotes announcement of weeding. The family priests after consulting the couple’s horoscopes come up with the most auspicious moment of carrying out the wedding which is written in the patrika