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Sat Phere is Saptapadi in Hindu Bharat Matrimony

Posted by TheIndianWeddings on July 3, 2011

Seven Promises to be Fulfilled at Saptapadi in Married Life

Saptapadi means ‘saat phere’, which are seven circles around ‘agni’, the fire, in Hindu Bharat matrimony. This is one of the most important ceremonies when the two make promises for staying together, in good times and bad, as husband and wife. 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 Bharat matrimony. 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 Bharat matrimony. Agni, i.e. fire, is considered a sacred 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 Bharat matrimony. 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 Laj Marriage Bureauto perform saptapadi in Hindu Bharat matrimony to become united forever.

The saptapadi or seven vows in Hindu Bharat matrimony:

  1. May the couple be blessed always with food
  2. May the couple be healthy and full of energy
  3. May the couple be blessed with ideals of Vedas for prosperity
  4. May the couple be blessed with happiness
  5. May the couple be blessed with (obedient) children
  6. May the couple have all the seasons beneficial to them
  7. May the couple always be successful in life and be the best of friends

Companions for Ever After Sat Phere in Hindu Bharat matrimony

After exchanging these vows of love, duty, respect, fidelity and a fruitful union by performing sat phere, the couple becomes companions forever. The memories of this process of ‘sat phere’ in Hindu Bharat matrimony 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 for Bharat matrimony.

In Hindu Indian marriages in north of India, and now in some cities around the world also, 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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