The engagement ceremony is an important pre-wedding ritual in Indian cultures where the would-be-bride and the groom-to-be come face to face and are formally betrothed to each other by their families. The couple exchanges rings with each other and therefore it is also known as the ring ceremony.
This Hindu tradition of Vagdanam dates back to Vedic ages, and it involves the groom’s family giving their words to the bride’s family that they will accept their daughter and will be responsible for her future wellbeing. It is sort of an exchange of pledges between the families and a chance of getting to know each other’s customs or rituals.
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