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Sat Phere Around the Sacred Agni is Saptapadi in Hindu Indian Marriage

Posted by TheIndianWeddings on December 18, 2010

Sat Phere

Sat Phere

Seven Promises at Septapadi to be Fulfilled in Married Life

Saptapadi means ‘saat phere’, which are seven circles around the fire in Hindu Indian marriage. The groom and the bride circle the holy fire seven times with their clothing ends tied firmly, making seven promises to be fulfilled in the married life, after which they are considered to be married to each other. This ritual is called saptapadi in Hindu Indian marriage. Traditionally, there were three phere. But now this has been mixed with saptapadi (seven steps) and, therefore, seven phere are done, one for each “vachan” or promise. They walk around ‘agni’ in circles, seven times to complete saptapadi in Hindu Indian wedding. Agni, i.e. fire, is considered a witness to the vows they make to each other. The bridegroom makes seven vows of dharma, artha and kama and the bride promises to support him in fulfilling his vows. First the bride leads three times, and then the bridegroom four times, completing these seven steps, i.e. saptapadi around ‘agni’. The priest is reciting the sermons to bless the couple. The priest is busy explaining the importance of each step during saptapadi in Hindu Indian marriage. They then bend down to touch the feet of their parents to have their blessings, who in return wish the newly wed couple all the best with lots of love. Visit ApnaMatch to perform saptapadi in Hindu Indian marriage to become united forever.

The saptapadi or seven vows in Hindu Indian marriage:

  • May the couple be blessed always with food
  • May the couple be healthy and full of energy
  • May the couple be blessed with ideals of Vedas for prosperity
  • May the couple be blessed with happiness
  • May the couple be blessed with (obedient) children
  • May the couple have all the seasons beneficial to them
  • May the couple always be successful in life and be the best of friends

Sat Phere Makes them Companions for Ever
After exchanging these vows of love, duty, respect, fidelity and a fruitful union by performing saat phere, the couple become companions forever. The memories of this process of ‘sat phere’ in Hindu Indian marriage will always remind them of the vows taken, which have to be fulfulled to the end. Find your inseparatable partner by filling in the dating registration form free of charge.

In north Hindu Indian marriages, the bride and the groom say the following words, as directed by the priest, after completing saptapadi:

“We have taken the Seven Steps. You have become mine forever. Yes, we have become life-partners. I have become yours. Hereafter, I cannot live without you. Do not live without me. Let us share the joys.”

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