All Hindu wedding rituals are performed in the mandap. The four "pillars" represent the bride and groom's parents and honors the important role that each set of parents have played in raising the bride and groom. The pandit, or priest, conducts the wedding ceremony and prepares a sacred fire, which is witness to the ceremony.
|Mandap at Terra San Francisco; photo by Vera Devera, design by Passiflora Designs|
|View of the aisle, lined with rose petals and string of cymbidium orchids|
|Photo by A Bryan Photo; originally from Marigolds and Mithai|