From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Kanyādāna is an important rite wherein the father of the bride gifts her to the groom. While doing so he asks him not to transgress her in:

The groom responds saying ‘I shall not do so’ or ‘nāticarāmi’.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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