Marriage celebrations among the community conform to the traditional mode of Ceremonies. The main celebration last for five days. February is the month devoted to general marriages due to occupational leisure. The general rejoicing starts almost from the day the first `Bann are announced in th Church. The practice of personal invitation, in Marahi `Avat, is considered respectable though printed invitations are in fashion. The family relatives are given `Maan on the eve of the marriage Marriage needs preparation and the same is attended by a boy and a girl at the Church. Regular marriage preparation programs are arranged by Snehlaya, Bombay.
Thrusday: Mandap...The pendal is erected in front of the house.
Friday: General Preparation
Saturday: At mid-night a torchlight procession of dance and singing for UMBRACHAPANI, wends its way to a village well. They pluck mango branches, drop them in the vessels carried by KARAVLYAS and the water is drawn for the bridal couples purificatory bath for Sunday Morning.
Symptuous dinner specially served to honour all those attended marriage and presented gifts
While the bridal couple dress, local wedding folk song are sung. The bridal couple receive blessings form parents and relatives before leaving for the Chruch. Photographs are arranged. Brides party walks in procession to the Church accompanied by a local band or Vajantra. Band is sent to the brides house to bring her to the Church. The couple is led by the brother or sister in the procession. Bride and bridegroom walk under the colourful SATIR. Members of the family, relatives and friends join the nuptial mass in the Church. The impressive ceremony of uniting the couplein Holy Matrimony in the form of consent and marriage vows (I DO) take place during mass and Rings are exchanged. The couple leave the Church in procession to the brides house.
The wedding party adjourns at Brides residence for a short reception and then retire to a near by UTARGHAR. The couple leaves for photography to the studio and in the meantime invitees gather to wish the couple and raising of the TOAST, the wishing starts and each guest showers a few flower petals or confetties and feed the couple with a pinch of sugar or a piece of date. Then, the good wishes for a happy married life are conveyed with te shaking of hands and a useful gift is presented. The presentation of SARA is a n important and colourful function on the wedding day afternoon and PANCHPOTHNI on the next dat. Reception in the hall is popular now.