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Marriage:

Toran Bandana( Reception)

This colourful ceremony is performed at the bride's house, when the bridegroom arrives with his marriage procession. He comes riding a horse with a sword in hand. Seated on the horse he touches the Toran (a wooden crown which hangs at the main entrance to the house ) with his sword seven times. The mother of the bride receives the bridegroom and anoints his forehead with curd and mustard. In Rajasthan, the mother's symbol is milk, while the mother-in-law is curd. A mother always reminds her son of the milk he had from her and a mother-in-law of the curd she gave him. While the mother-in-law greets the bridegroom with curd, the bride hits him with a garland of sweets.

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