The groom and bride take seven steps together around the fire. It is said in hindu philosophy that if two people walk seven steps together then they will
Remain lifelong friends. They exchange sacred vows at the beginning of each encircling walk. At the end of each walk, the bride open her palms which is filled with puffed rice by her brother signifying wealth and prosperity. The seven steps and their promises are
Let us take the first step to provide for our household, keeping a pure diet and avoiding those things that might harm us.
Let us take the second step to develop our physical. Mental and spiritual powers.
Let us take our third step to increase our wealth by righteous and proper means.
Let us take out fourth step to acquire knowledge, happiness and harmony by mutual love, respect and trust.
Let us take the fifth step so that we may be blessed with strong, virtuous and heroic children.
Let us take the sixth step for self-restraint and longevity.
Let us take the seventh step to be true to each other. Loyal and remain life-long companions.