The couple commit to enter into wedlock and to refuse other proposals of marriage. It is an unofficial engagement ceremony where the groom's family and friends come give presents, money and blessings to the bride to be.The origin of this ceremony lies in the arranged marriage norm, where the parents would announce that they are looking for a suitable match for their son or daughter, and once they had found that match, their search had come to an end.This ceremony is an evening festival, at the couple's parental homes.It consists of many rites, the Batna, Choora, Jaggo fireworks and sometimes the Ladies Sangeet and Mehndi.A basket containing Bindi and bangles is handed around so girls can choose those that match the outfit they plan to wear to the wedding.
A ladies sangeet is held for the bride and her bridesmaids.
Oil is constantly poured into the lamps, so that the glow from diyas is reflected on her face.
Vatna involves applying the paste made from turmeric powder and mustard oil all over the girl’s body by her female friends and relatives.
Though rings are not exchanged, the couple stand unofficially engaged after this ceremony.
Traditionally when individuals weren't allowed to see their mate.