As per the vedic scriptures, friendship between a man and a woman develop after walking seven steps together.
‘प्राहु: सप्तपदं मैत्रं बुधा: तत्वार्थदर्शिन: ।
No wonder the ritual of saptapadi is accorded a very special importance in the hindu style of weddings. “Saptapadi” Or “Seven Steps” signifies seven vows that a couple take on the day of their marriage. This is one of the most important rituals of the hindu marriage traditions. The couple takes these steps together after tying the Mangalsutra or Thali (sacred thread). Once the Mangalsutra is tied to the bride, the newly weds, take vows around the sacred fire (hom kund) as their witness. Each step or vow has a significance and the newly weds invoke the gods to shower their blessings while they complete the saptapadi.
The Seven Steps
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