I guess that this is the point in the ceremony where the couple make offerings for a life without want, and to show their faith, by making an offering to the temple gods, but no doubt someone will put me right on that. The flower garlands and the ochre in the hair makes for a charming scene. Am I correct in thinking that to enter the inner sanctum the man has to go bare chested, and are they married at this point, or does that come later?
This was a special morning with two other couples getting married and there was a festive feel with a brass band belting out lively music. If you get a chance to visit India, Hampi should be on your list of places to visit.