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Approximately a week before the wedding the sagai ceremony is held, in which a tikka forehead mark is applied.
Mayian It is the term which isused for the preparation ceremony one day before a Punjabi wedding.
This ceremony is an evening festival, at the couple's parental homes.
The bride's father applies the mark to the groom's forehead, blesses him and gives him some money.
The bride's family receives baskets of seven dried fruits: almonds, cashewnuts, dried dates, coconut pieces, raisins, dried apricots (khurman) and puffed lotus seeds (phoolmakhana).
Vatna/Haldi Four lamps or diyas are lit and the bride is made to sit facing them.