The purpose of a bengali marriage is to attain the following goals:-
· Dharma: Moral sense to lead a good life
· Artha: Financial prosperity
· Kama: Blessing for strong, virtuous children and to share the responsibilities of home
· Moksha : Self restraint and eternal physical, mental and spiritual strength Together the four goals symbolize the couple’s commitment to each other, the community and the cosmos. During the first three rounds Bride leads Groom and during the last round Groom leads.
Marriage is a moral safeguard as well as a social building block. Through marriage, families are established and the family is considered to be the fundamental unit of our society.