Gujarati Wedding Rite and Ritual
Gujarati marriages are full of symbolic rituals. These rituals lay down the terms of the marriage and give instructions to help the couple lead a good life. Gujaratis believe that after marriage, the wife becomes her husband's sahdharmacharini or equal. With marriage comes responsibility and power. In fact, it is the wife who must keep house and look after all the household requirements. Her husband must hand over to her the keys of the house. He is also expected to hand over his salary at the beginning of every month. The wife must follow her husband in his pursuit of a meaningful life.