Hardi

After the Maticoor returns, the dulaha/dulahin is taken out of the home covered by the mother's ohrni, holding in his/her palms some rice, a doorhee and a piece of silver or gold.

When the dulaha/dulahin reaches the reaches the bedi , the Kalasha for this puja would have been decorated by the sister of the dulaha/dulahin's father. they make patterns with gobhar on the exterior of the Kalasha.

This Kalasha is then filled with the water that was brough in the tray by either the young girl who carried it or by the the dulaha/dulahin's father sister.

The Pandit then instructs in the devata worship with the appropriate mantras and then ties the nine Kangans (strips of yellow cloth knotted with rice, coins, soparis, jawine, and a pen knife in one) at the end of the ceremony.

The the dulaha/dulahin's mother then saps his/her head with coconut oil and rubs the hardi on his/her face. Five (5) young girls under the age of ten (10) are invited afterwards ti apply the Hardi to the the dulaha/dulahin's feet, knees, shoulders, heart and head. 

When the application of the Hardi is completed the same five (5) young girls then 'Choomay' the dulaha/dulahin. They take Dhoob grass in both hands and touch it to the rice in a Thaalee and again touch the dulaha/dulahin's feet, knees, shoulders, heart and head. 

It is important to note that the deeya on the Kalasha should vever be extinguished, this light is kept lightening until the dulahin reaches her new home.

After, all aspects of the Hardi ceremony is completed, the dulaha/dulahin is given a small quantity of rice, doorhee and a piece of silver or gold on his/her palms and is led back to his/her kohbar (place inside the parents home where part of the ceremony id conducted), covered by the mother's ohrni.

Before leaving for the Kohbar, the mother circles the dulaha/dulahin with a lota of water five times over the head of the dulaha/dulahin and offers some on the ground at each interval.

Hardi is smeared on the dulaha/dulahin's body Five (5) or Seven (7) times before the wedding day, in consultation with the pandit, before a bath is taken.