Seven Vachans of a Marriage
Here are the seven vachans of seven pheres of a Hindu Marriage:
First vachan: The couple prays for pure nourishing food and a life of respect and noble deeds.
Second vachan: They pray for physical and mental strength and a healthy peaceful life.
Third vachan: It is for fulfillment of spiritual obligations.
Fourth vachan: It is for happiness and harmony through mutual love and trust and a long good life together.
Fifth vachan: It is to pray for the welfare of all living entities in the entire universe and for begetting noble children
Sixth vachan: It is for bountiful seasons all over the world. They pray for going through these seasons together in both joy and sorrow.
Seventh vachan: They pray for a life of understanding, loyalty, unity and companionship for themselves and especially for peace in the universe.