circumambulate

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Its daily activities start with Mangal Arati (singing of prayers) at 4-30 am, and include circumambulations around Tulsi (holy basil) plant, with temple closing at 9-30 pm after Shayan Arati.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, hoped that Brand-Perry would follow the proper rituals at the actual wedding ceremony on Saturday also, which would include recitation of Sanskrit mantras by groom, bride, and other relatives; kannyadan (giving away daughter in marriage); lajahom (parched rice oblation by bride's brothers); saptpadi (seven circumambulations of the sacred sacrificial fire); filling of the bride's maang (line of demarcation in parting and setting the locks of head hair) with vermilion; groom touching the feet of bride's parents to seek blessings; etc.
As far as their marriage rituals are concerned, this community does not mind solemnising the ties either with the formal seven circumambulations around the fire known as 'Saat Pheras' or the Muslilm priest overseeing the Nikah.