Post Wedding Ritual In Tamil Brahmin Iyer Weddings - Sammandhi Mariyathai

After organizing a grand wedding the families of the bride and groom make preparations for the post-wedding celebrations and the Sammandhi Mariyathai is one such Iyer wedding traditions. While Grihapravesham is a common post-wedding ritual that happens in almost all Hindu weddings, this Sammandhi Mariyathai ritual is one of the kinds which is done in Tamil Brahmin weddings. After the completion of the wedding ceremony, the bride gets ready to leave for her new house. The ritual happens at that time. 

Sammandhi Mariyathai Ritual in Tamil Brahmin Iyer Weddings - The Exchange of Gifts

  • The bride and bridegroom’s family come together and congratulate each other on a well-conducted wedding
  • They exchange gifts and goodies with each other to show their appreciation for all the hard work the families have put into pull-off the event
  • Most of the gifts are in the form of gold, silver, etc. but depending on the financial status of the families of the bride and groom. 
  • This ritual is usually done on the same day as the wedding, if not it can also be done later. 
  • It is also a great opportunity for the relatives to get to know each other as the couple and their families prepare for sending the bride to her in-law's house.

Bidding Adieu
After this ritual, the most bitter-sweet part of the wedding happens, which is bidding adieu to the bride from her parent’s home. The bride is both sad and excited with a mixture of emotions running through her. On the one hand, she is sad that she is leaving her beloved parents and on the other hand she is excited about her entering a new phase of life. 


Brahmin Iyer Tamil Post-Wedding Rituals Sammandhi Mariyathai Exchange of Gifts