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The moment: Vivaah Homa (sacred fire ceremony)
Vivaah Homa indicates the beginning of the Grihasthashram (Family life) for the couple. The Pandit (teacher) lights the sacred fire that symbolizes the illumination of the mind, knowledge, and happiness, and acts as a witness to the ceremony. Ruchna and Brian repeat the sacred pledge of marriage and request the holy fire to be the messenger for their prayers to the gods, for Santati (children), Sampatti (wealth and prosperity) and Deergharogya (long and happy lives).