Dating engagement and marriage customs from the 16th century Telugu text chat
The bride would be led along the red carpet in a festive atmosphere.The groom, also in a red gown, would kowtow three times to worship the heaven, parents and spouse.
For the male side, it determined the prosperity and even the future fame of their family; while for the female side, it meant that parents lost the chance of seeing their daughter for a long time.
Presenting Wedding Gifts: This was the grandest etiquette of the whole process of engagement.
Prolific gifts were presented again to the girl's family, symbolizing respect and kindness towards the girl's family as well as the capability of providing a good life for the girl.
Many unmarried young people could not see and were unfamiliar with each other till their wedding day.
Birthday Matching: after knowing the girl's full name and birthday, they would ask a fortune teller to predict whether that could match their son's and whether there would be a happy marriage.