Pre Wedding Rituals
- Sakhar Puda ceremony is the initial ritual which takes place in a Maharashtrain wedding. In this the bride is given a sari and sweet or sugar, by the groom's family.
- Kelvan ceremony is performed at both the bride's and the groom's house. It is a small puja of the KulDevta, followed by a meal.
- Nest is Haldi ceremony wherein turmeric paste is applied to both the bride and the groom. This is known as Halad Chadavane.
- Next is Simant puja in which once the groom arrives at the bride's place her parents wash his feet and give him gifts.