This is the third in a series of four blogs considering how we can use rituals from other cultures within Celebrant led ceremonies.
Today I look at Hindu ritual of Sanskara which is also known as "Seven steps."
The couple step round a flame. This can either be a candle or fire dependent on where the ceremony is to be performed.
With each step a blessing is given.
Step 1. May this couple be blessed with abundance of resources and comforts and be helpful to each other in all ways.
Step 2. May this couple be strong and complement each other.
Step 3. May this couple be blessed with prosperity.
Step 4. May this couple be eternally happy.
Step 5. May this couple be blessed with a happy family life.
Step 6. May this couple live in harmony, true to their personal values and shared promises.
Step 7. May this couple always be life long friends.
Once the steps have been completed the Celebrant offers a final bestselling.
Next time: The truce bell
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