In Telugu marriage, the engagement is called the Nischithartum or Pradhanum. When the bridegroom arrives at the venue of the engagement, accompanied by his family members, he is received with warm welcome by the bride's family. The bridegroom's people carry gifts and fruits to give to the girl and her family.
The bridegroom's mother presents a sari to the bride, and then the bride changes into that sari and sits for the Nischithartum ritual, as per custom.
|Bride ready to welcome groom||Bride's family welcomes groom||Lighting the lamp|
|Seeks blessing from parents||Priest reads engagement bond||Relationship bonding|
|Exchanging rings||Exchanging rings||Cutting the cake|