The women touch the ground and then the groom’s forehead as they go around. In some Brahman… houses men do the satas kathi; but in other castes, the women do this welcome.

  • Source: Fruzzetti, Lina M. The gift of a virgin: women, marriage, and ritual in a Bengali society. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1982.
  • Culture: Bengali
  • Location: Asia