Another List of Rituals – I think this is from Southern India….
Vara Satkaarah – Reception of the bridegroom and his kinsmen at the entrance gate of the wedding hall where the officiating priest chants a few mantras and the bride’s mother blesses the groom with rice and trefoil and applies tilak of vermilion and turmeric powder.
Madhuparka Ceremony – Reception of the bridegroom at the altar and bestowing of presents by the bride’s father.
Kanya Dan – The bride’s father gives away his daughter to the groom amidst the chanting of sacred mantras.
Vivah-Homa – The sacred fire ceremony ascertaining that all auspicious undertakings are begun in an atmosphere of purity and spirituality.
Pratigna-Karan – The couple walk round the fire, the bride leading, and take solemn vows of loyalty, steadfast love and life-long fidelity to each other.
Shila Arohan – The mother of the bride assists her to step onto a stone slab and counsels her to prepare herself for a new life.
Laja-Homah – Puffed rice offered as oblations into the sacred fire by the bride while keeping the palms of her hands over those of the groom.
Parikrama or Pradakshina or Mangal Fera – The couple circles the sacred fire seven times. This aspect of the ceremony legalizes the marriage according to the Hindu Marriage Act as well custom.
Abhishek – Sprinkling of water, meditating on the sun and the pole star.
Anna Praashan – The couple make food offerings into the fire then feed a morsel of food to each other expressing mutual love and affection.
Aashirvadah – Benediction by the elders.