POOJA, MANDAP ROPAN AND WEDDING ITEMS Ganesh Pooja and Mandvo Ropan Ganesh Bhagvan ni murti, Kuri Devo Ghee Agarbatti (1 packet) Abhil, Gulal, Kanku Mindhol Marexthumb, and sapatya, (clay small dishes) Small amount of rice grains Elchi (pkt) Laving (pkt) Sakar (pkt) Smarties (optional) Gor/Dhana (small amount), as another option you may wish to get smarties, etc. Bamboo shoot and medium sized pot full of compost Nagar ver na pan ( approx 15-20) Coconut (1) Copper karasyo (1) 2’ by 2’ red cotton cloth Small bajot Combhanaru (coloured sacred thread) Vatki of panchamrat (milk, honey, sugar, ghee, yoghurt) 1 Steel plate and small vatki to place items above in 2 small spoons Loose flowers Wedding Items Additional white cotton cloth 2’ by 2, Varmaka, antarpaa t Small Packet of rice grains Small Packet of sopari Small packet of wheat seeds Small Packet of dried dates Small Packet of mhag Coconut (1) Mhag na pindya Mhag (watered) small amount pokhar sticks (4) to be brought by bride’s side Jau, tal, loose flowers. 4 steel plates for the above, Ghee, and kapoor Wooden sticks for Haven (can be purchased from garden centre – one bag will do) And Sindhoor, plain sari, and chundri to be brought by groom’s side It is so important to remember that you buy these things once. I ask you to buy quality in the other items. It does not cost much to buy the items, but it is in order for the bride to set up a Mandir somewhere in here home. So I will arrange everything that is purchased for the bride and place this neatly in a gift bag. The flowers used in the Hasta melap should be preserved as a theme of the importance of the joining of hands. The Sindhoor used should also be preserved. If the bride and groom are to go on honeymoon then I will ask someone close to complete the above task, preserving these items. The wood for the fire will be preserved. There are times in the future when we may need this.