Originally posted by _charu_
Here's the meaning of all seven phere..i'll try n find out saat vachan also..
Types of Seven Vows/ Saat Phere
The custom of Seven Vows/Saat Phere has had a rich historical extravaganza to it. There are a total seven vows made during the Saat Phere - the seven rounds. In the first round or phera, the couple prays to God for plenty of nourishing and pure food. They pray to God to let them walk together so that they will get food. In the second round, the couple prays to God for a healthy and prosperous life. They ask for the physical, spiritual and mental health from God.
In the third Phera the couple prays to God for wealth. They ask God for the strength for both of them so that they can share the happiness and pain together. Also, they pray so that they can walk together to get wealth. In the fourth round the couple prays to God for the increase in love and respect for each other and their respective families. The bride and groom together pray for the beautiful, heroic and noble children from God in the fifth step. In the sixth holy round around the fire, the couple asks for the peaceful long life with each other.
In the final seventh round the couple prays to god for companionship, togetherness, loyalty and understanding between themselves. They ask God to make them friends and give the maturity to carry out the friendship for lifetime. The husband says to his new wife that now they have become friends after the Seven Vows/Saat Phere and they will not break their friendship in life.
(in the first 4 phere, the bride is ahead of the groom and in the rest 3, groom has to walk ahead of the bride)
thanx di now i got to know the meaning of saat pheres....now i will be waiting for saat vachan...
but in the show i don't think NaKsh did all the 7 pheres....and also akshara was leading for all the pheres whereas naitik came infront for the last....so something is different here....because i went to many marriages always the bridegroom leads the pheres when it comes to 4 phere than bride leads it...
and always this 4 phere one of the pandit explains the meaning but for me when i ask grandadda explain to me that why bride leads the 4 phere rather than the groom...its because the bride makes a promise to the groom that if death approaches to them then she will embrace it happily and will never let any harm comes to her husband....(this vaachan in saat phere came with the sati savitiri story where she saves her husband from the god of death thats where this vaachan came)
grandpa was telling me this but i don't know but here in the show itself never such explanation came but i read the shastra it states the 4th phere where bride takes permission from the groom goes infront of him and gives the promise