The engagement ceremony is brief and simple. When the
family priest informs the parents of the boy and the girl that the horoscopes
tally the marriage is settled. The father of the girl then sends the boy's
father a coconut , a coloured turban, clothes, ornaments, dry fruits,
sweets, paan etc. In some families, the engagement ceremony is performed
by presenting only a coconut and some money, the coconut being the main
symbol of engagement.